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Flexible Field Trip

April 15th, 2010

Saturday morning we set out for a little small town, red neck fun. In a rural town 15 miles south of us, they celebrate Mule Day (used to be the day of the year everyone took their mules to town to sell or trade). There is a parade and little festival. I miss the small town festivals from my Ohio hometown and Steve always enjoys a good southern story to share with our northern friends and family. We loaded up the car and headed south. We found that everyone else in a 100 mile radius also apparently wanted to attend Mule Day. We didn’t find a place to park until we were approximately 4 miles away from the parade route. 4 miles in 30 minutes with a double stroller and no sidewalks? That wasn’t going to happen. So we aborted that plan and came up with another.

Saturday was the most perfect, gorgeous day so we decided to head to the downtown area of a wealthy community just north of where we live. It is a great area to window shop. I spent tens of thousands of dollars mentally. There were so many neat shops with some amazing items.

I saw a very young (23-ish) bride to be registering at one boutique. She was declaring to her mother that she definitely needed a particular pair of silver platters. I chuckled because at 23 I needed paper plates and beer. At 37, I am still limping through life without silver platters.


I thought these rubber rain/cowboy boots were a hoot.


We had the best pizza for lunch. Pesto instead of sauce, 2 kinds of mushrooms, jalapenos, and feta. Yum!


Thinking of Aunt Lulu during our day out.






All of the excitement made Tessa pass out before we even got out of the parking garage.


We returned home to find an invite to a BBQ at a friend’s that evening so after naps we took the girls to hang out with friends. They ran and played – a great night sleep was had by all!

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6 Responses to “Flexible Field Trip”

  1. Bobbi Says:

    Sounds like an impromptu change of plans made for a great day!!!

  2. dana Says:

    I love your choice of pictures. It makes me feel like I was there with ya!

  3. Ruthie Graham Says:

    I want the rain/cowboy boots!!!!

  4. Melany Says:

    Damn it! Did we miss Mule Day again?!!


  5. Jordana Says:

    I’ve always thought Mule Day would be kind of fun to see. But then again, I don’t like crowds much.

  6. Mel Says:

    Stepping out from lurkdom to say:
    Oh my gosh, Mule Day! I lived in that town for about 6 months!! I never did get to see Mule Day, but my hubby (then my fiance) lived there for a couple years and told me about it. 4 years and 2 moves later, we’re in NC now, but I think my husband still misses that town from time to time. 🙂 Me not so much, it was kinda too small for my liking – driving 45 min to the nearest real mall was torture for me! However, I have come to absolutely love the south (I’m originally from the northeast) to the point that I don’t want to ever leave!

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