Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
This past Friday, Mr. T had some errands to do at a building supply store in a nearby town, and asked me if I’d like to go along. This lovely town is built around a gorgeous lake and is quite the tourist destination. He left work early and we got to the town around four. He dropped me off at one of my favorite consignment shops while he went to do his errands.
I found some neat things, including a hardcover Gooseberry Patch Christmas book, a More Make Your Own Groceries book, a Victoria decorating book, and more -- a Mitford Christmas mug, some unusual cookie cutters, and a really cute jumper for myself.
When his errands were done, Mr. T came back and picked me up, and we then moved the car to a public parking lot and went for a walk. Beside the lake there are charming paths with benches and picnic tables, so we sat on a bench for quite awhile in the shade of a tree, just enjoying the breeze off the lake and watching the boats. We felt quite like tourists, just soaking in the beauty of a late summer afternoon by the lake!
Then we window-shopped for a bit in a beautiful shop featuring Adirondack-style furniture. Finally we walked back to our car and headed home, stopping at a favorite summer take-out spot on the way home for supper. We were home by 7:30 -- and, although we’d only been gone for a few hours, we felt wonderfully refreshed!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.