We ended up going to a tiny little place with wonderful food and baked goods tucked inside a historical building which used to be next to the downtown hardware about 100 years ago. I love the old exposed imperfect brick walls and the painted tables. I love to paint things like they paint things, lots of bold colors and graphics!!
That's E., getting ready to taste her scrumptious cinnamon cake. That's a mango smoothie you see. The verdict.....Deeeelicious!!
Oh my golly was this ever yummy, a cobb chicken salad sandwich wrap and chicken soup!!
Look at that peanut butter cookie...have you ever seen such a treat?! It was huge! We split it.
This was the view out the front window where E. chose for us to sit. There was a custom designed painted park bench out front- and can you see it??- toile fabric on the back of the bench peeking through the window at us! Below is a closer look at one end of the park bench. I LOVE it. I like putting finials on things too! And the painting is right up my alley!
You can see the puddles in the background as it had rained all night and early morning but cleared up by the time we were out snooping around finding places to go.
We ended up going to a newly opened thrifty store too while driving around. E. found some brand new boots with the original tags still on them to wear at the horse rescue where she volunteers. Her old barn boots had become too small. Silly growing kids (do you have this problem too?)!! We were glad to find those as it was the last thing we expected to find. The boots were a good reasonable price, but I was pretty shocked when I saw some of the "priced too darn high" prices of some of the other things. I struck up a conversation with another customer and we laughed about the fact that you could get a lot of these things brand new at Target on sale for the same price they were asking!! I was disgusted that they were trying to sell glass and ceramic ware with huge obvious chips and cracks and just plain old broken for $5.99 and as high as $7.99. What the heck were they thinking????
Guess what? After our fun day together I looked at my photos and realized I never took a shot of the front of the really cool painted park bench. I thought I did. But I didn't. Now I will just have to go back. Oh darn. *smile*