Inside an ice cream truck in triple digit heat
EL PASO, TX (CBS4) —
When temperatures hit triple digits, El Pasoans flock to the sound of one thing: the ice cream truck.
Maria Robledo has been driving the same truck, serving the same community for 20 years and she loves her job.
CBS-4 reporter Ashley Claster, rode along with her to see how she prepares for busy days in the heat.
"I can see their faces when they start eating ice cream. It cools them off and they feel so good,” Robledo said.
Robledo’s truck can keep the ice cream cold because of the dry ice. But there's no air conditioning or fan inside. She says it's at least 10 to 15 degrees hotter in here than out there.
“The heat is terrible. It's probably over 100!" Robledo said.
Robledo has even lost weight just beby working in the truck. Last summer she lost 50 pounds in two inand a half months.
But there’s one thing that she likes more than ice cream.
“"I like to ask questions, I like to learn from them!” Robledo said.
Ricardo Rocha, an East El Paso resident, appreciates that no matter how hot it might be, Robledo always manages to have a sweet side.
"It's what you say in Spanish -- La Raza. La gente, our people. Loving, warming people who care. They struggle every day to make a dollar but no matter what she's always nice to us," Rocha said.