Root Beer is one of those traditional American flavors. It especially pairs well with vanilla ice cream in a root beer float. My original purpose behind making root beer ice was to serve it with ice cream as a frozen root beer float. The root beer ice that I made is good enough on its own, but tastes even better with ice cream.
When I was a child I really enjoyed rocks. Whenever we would go to a mineral store or a national park I would buy a few shiny rocks for my collection. One of the things I always wanted was a rock tumbler to make my own rocks. When our second oldest son showed an interest in rocks we decided to get him a tumbler so he could make his own.