It may not seem like it, but Spring is near. Signs are popping up everywhere, including this one on Facebook:

That's exciting news!! The shop is located at 915 S. 11th Street in Marion and its Facebook page says it opens THIS FRIDAY March 1st, at 11 a.m. Its regular hours are posted as 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday (closed for an hour at 10 p.m.) and 1-10 p.m. on Sunday.

Other seasonal ice cream shops won't be far behind and in fact, we're hearing a few of the seasonal Dairy Queens have opened their doors already! It's all so exciting. Soon, we will be attending the Farmers' Markets in downtown Cedar Rapids and all will be right with the world.

Meanwhile, if you can't wait until Friday we also took a poll on where you'd go to get out of this yucky Iowa winter weather. Share your thoughts on that, The Freeze opening or any other sign of Spring you're getting excited for.