Spring officially arrives today at 5:58 pm according to the Farmer's Almanac but after the winter we've had in the Hudson Valley, who wants to wait.

We'll call all day today the 1st day of spring and that means warmer weather, flowers and trees blooming, geese coming back and FREE Ice Cream today!

Visit any Dairy Queen for a free small vanilla cone or stop by Rita's on Taft Ave in Poughkeepsie for a free Italian Ice.  Flavor of your choice.  I LOVE the vanilla and the Swedish Fish.

I love this time of year because I'm a lover of the warm weather but also because it's the beginning of baseball season.  I'm also a lover of ice cream and free stuff so I'll be visiting both DQ and Rita's.

Baby girl is 7 months so I'm sure she'll be experiencing her first Ice Cream cone.  Even if it's just a small bite or 2, I have to show her what heaven tastes like.

Go get some free ice cream or Italian Ice and enjoy the warmness to come.  Eventually.