Does your neighborhood still have ice cream trucks? Even though as a child I was always a little leary of the ice cream truck driver (and even MORESO as an adult!) I think it's pretty awesome that a flash from my childhood is still around for my own to enjoy!
There's still something thrilling about hearing that bell or music in the distance, knowing that an icy treat is on its way!
Sure, it's cheaper to buy them from the grocery store (or make your own), but it's all about the experience! (It's like going to Starbucks - you know you're overpaying for that cup of coffee, but you're paying the extra $$ for the experience of a Starbucks!)
There's the thrill of waiting your turn, unsure of what to pick! All of the different temptations! It's overwhelming as a kid! It's one of the few times you get to exercise your ability to buy something for yourself! It all feels so grown-up and liberating!
And then you get to run home and enjoy your treat!
A simple joy of summertime :)