Yesterday we had a "spur of the moment, trip out to the country." Phillip's mom asked us if we wanted to visit a watergarden store north of here, and I was hoping to visit a couple of antique stores afterwards. I have lots of pictures to share so make your self comfortable and come along with me!
As soon as Grace heard the word "country" she put on her prairie girl outfit and then we were off!
The watergarden store was in a little town called Aubrey. It was a nice drive with pretty scenery and lots of horses to look at.
Papa and Grace.
A relaxing waterfall.
Benjamin liked the big waterfalls the best.
Emily and I tried to stay cool. By now it was almost 100F degrees!
The waterlilies didn't mind the sun though.
We didn't find any antique stores in Aubrey so we decided to drive east to a place called Old Town McKinney. There were plenty of old-fashioned shops and restaurants to visit.
Lots of charming storefronts and...
cozy spots to rest for awhile.
If you like antique stores, then this is the place for you! Phillip took this photo from way up on the second floor balcony. I was a little nervous up there with the old creaking wood floors so I enjoyed the bottom level more. :0) I did pick up a few treasures which I will save for a later post.
By now it was past lunchtime so we went to a little cafe called Spoons. The adults had omelets and salads, which were delicious.
It had been a couple hours since snack time, but I can assure you they made it until their sandwiches arrived. ;0)
After lunch we walked around and visited some more stores. On our way home we took a drive through the historic home district. Here are just a few of my favorites. You can click on the pictures to enlarge.
A beautiful willow tree shades this cozy Victorian home.
You can tell the homeowners put a lot of love and extra touches into their homes.
We saw this beauty from a distance and had to get a closer look.
It's an old Victorian home in the middle of renovations.
The detailed woodwork below the turret has been freshly painted.
Amazing detail work!
I saved my favorite one for last. Yellow is my favorite color and I think this little cottage is perfect. There is a white wicker hanging porch swing and draped over the wicker love seat is a patchwork quilt. Sigh.
Thank you for coming along with me!!