It started off with sleeping in (which is never a bad thing), and then time full of family fun together. I am thankful for the time we get to spend together when we are all off together.
Today we decided to go out. First we went out for some recreation and bowled. It had been so long since we did that and we had a great time. It's a good thing it wasn't too crowded because I definitely needed some practice, haha.
Afterward, we took a trip to that small town I have written about what seems like many times before...
We ate and walked around and hit some of the shops, or at least the ones we usually go to with old-fashioned, neat things like antiques and jewelry. I love simple days like these and I think when I am older, I will look back on them and be even more thankful than I am now.
Unlike most times we drive there, though, today we went into the old historic general store just across the street. I had forgotten how neat it was inside.
I love the whole store because it's so nostalgic, but my favorite part is probably the counter. It makes me really wish I would have lived in the 50's and around that era when soda fountains and soda counters were in stores everywhere.
I imagine how it would be to live then, when things were more simple... how it would be to walk home from school and drop by and order a milkshake or a malt and watch the world go by out the window.
Another part of the store I find neat is the walls lined with rows and rows of canned things, like sauces and jams and jellies. This reminds me of the descriptions of old general stores in the Little House books of stores Laura and her family would go into. I imagine those stores over 100 years ago looked somewhat like this.
Old hard floors and old license plates nailed down looked so rustic.
There was even this stand where you could sample the different foods to buy. Since we're in the South, there were quite a few salsas to try. We had just eaten though, so we didn't try any.
& of course, I couldn't leave without getting something from the counter there. A cone of delicious old-fashioned peach-vanilla ice cream. Sampling their freshly made fudge was quite heavenly, too!
Fun and quality time with my family and a bright beautiful sky made for a blessed day♥
The weather report called for rain, but none came and the skies were clear. If we get a little this evening though, I would love it.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! How have you spent it?
Thank you for reading!
Blessings to you :)