Monday or Tuesday night, we were watching either the travel channel or the food network and we saw a piece on Doumar's Ice Cream, the birthplace of the waffle cone, which just happens to be in Norfolk! Yesterday, after running a couple of errands, we headed back across the bridge to check it out for ourselves. The girls and I had been to Doumar's before, but this was Den's first trip and the first time for all of us to actually go in. Previously we had just used the drive-in.
Once inside we were privileged to actually get to see Al Doumar himself, at 83 years young, hand making the waffle cones on the original waffle iron that the first waffle cone was made on. Doumar's has been in business for 106 years and Al has been making cones for something like 70 of those years. I tried to get the girls to stand with him and take a picture, but they both had a sudden attack of shyness and wouldn't pose for me.
We all had a different flavor of ice cream - vanilla for Den, butter pecan for Paige, chocolate for Summer, and strawberry for me - on the waffle cones we had just watched Al make. Talk about fresh!