Monday, November 14, 2011

Hittin' the road, headed out West. {45 minutes west that is}

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Do you ever have those days where you feel like you need a change of scenery to clear your head and get your thoughts in order? Yesterday we hit the road and headed west to do a little exploring. We had only one destination & mission in mind and an afternoon free to discover whatever crossed our path. We started our adventure with a slice of pizza from the best hole in the wall college pizza joint there is. They get extra bonus points in my book for 2 reasons: extra cheese and fountain cokes with pellet ice. Our little family of 2 humans & 1 furry wanna-be human had a little picnic (in the car, dang wind) and took in the beautiful colors in tarheel town. The next stop lead us to foodie heaven, aka A Southern Season. We were after a few kitchen essentials for our up-coming Thanksgiving feast. Mission accomplished.

My husband has wanted to visit a local dairy creamery for a while and we decided to continue our drive west on a quest for ice cream. The scenery was pastoral. Farm after farm, cow after cow, rolling hills full of fall foliage. Just what I needed for a fresh perspective. After a cup of cookie dough (me) and pumpkin pie (him) and a little romp on the hillside (pete) we decided to hit the road for home where there was weekly grocery shopping that needed to happen and a mountain of laundry that needed folding. Real life awaited. Those few hours in the car without an agenda helped clear my head and allowed us to have that nu-interrupted "us" time that is so very important. I feel renewed and ready to tackle my to do list.

First up, belatedly announce the winner of my Shabby Apple dress giveaway!

Congratulations are in order for Desperately Seeking Seersucker! Please email me with your choice of dress, size, and address, & I will alert Shabby Apple of the winner! barefootbird {at} gmail {dot} com

1 comment:

Dollface said...

Nice fall trip!!! Hope you are well, xo