This time of year, it’s about 105 degrees in Austin. Spending any significant amount of time outside just drains my energy. A few days ago, while downtown, I swung by the Cow Tipping Creamery bus near the U.T. campus. This is some of the best ice cream I’ve had in Austin, and I started to feel my internal temperature drop a few degrees after the first few bites. I highly recommend that place if you are in the area.
Speaking of delicious frozen treats, here’s an image from a shoot I did for Walgreens a few months ago. This is Joel Quintanilla (or “Q”, as he’s known at work). Q works at a Walgreens store in New Braunfels, Texas, and has the distinction of having sold the most of Walgreen’s “Delish” brand of ice cream in the country. With this heat, I’m not surprised (although I bet someone in El Paso or New Mexico came in at a close second).
We photographed him at his store for Walgreen World magazine, and we had fun setting up stacks and stacks of empty ice cream containers for this image. Surprisingly, only one real container of ice cream was opened for the whole shoot (we did a good job of making it last).