Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Out and About At The End Of September

Mike and I are taking a few days off to kick around and relax.  We began our sabbatical yesterday with a good hearty breakfast...you know where:



Then, it was off to our favorite go-to vacation spot for a few days of nothing but rest, rest and rest....with maybe a few good meals and fun thrown in....but mostly, rest.

The new movie theater at Walden's Landing is not yet complete even though it is slated for an early fall opening.  This will be a six plex and I think there are plans to increse it to an 11 plex at some time in the future. 



There is a new gourmet popcorn shop across from the theatre.  Mike tried the Peanut butter and chocolate popcorn and declared it a keeper. 


They have some cute packaging ideas along with the normal tins of popcorn in differant sizes.  The owner asked me if I was a Spy, when I took a picture and I assured her that I did not yet have my Spy Licence, so was just taking a picture to let folks know about the new shop on my blog.   She was very nice and offered several samples to indulge ....I like the old standard in popcorn...butter or kettle corn and sometimes a litte caramel corn.  I'm not too crazy about all the concoctions like cranberry popcorn, chocolate and popcorn, strawberry popcorn and the like. 

We had a homestyle dinner at the Old Mill and then walked around to take some pictures...the water is a little high coming over the Dam due to the rain that has been coming down all day. 



I love this cute little Halloween themed bolster pillow that I saw in a shop window. 



Little Ms Pothead is sitting under the Gazebo trying to stay dry.  We had so much fun walking around in the rain and checking out all the shops. 



I love this fall village scene from Dept 56 Snow Village....Crazy Cal's Kettle Corn cracks me up...this little cutie might be coming home with me. 



Is this not the cutest thing....Dept 56 has created a village around the Christmas Story movies.  Check out the leg lamp accessory...it just polishes off the whole scene.  Love it.




A few years ago, Dept 56 created some Disney themed pieces and then discontinued them...I don't remember if they were a seperate village line or part of one already established but coming this fall is a new line called Mickey and Minnie's Christmas Village.



I love this idea of displaying the Tree House in a tire swing.  The people at the Christmas Place are so creative in their displays.  I could spend all day in the Village room, just looking around.



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10 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Thanks for your shopping tour...sooo fun and pretty!

Isn't Cracker Barrel the best!

Enjoy your rest!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, there is so much to see and it is all so wonderful. I think I could spend hours there. Unreal. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed your trip....looks like lots of fun...

Sharon said...

It looks like a beautiful place to get away and rest and of course eat.
thanks for taking us along.
I too really just prefer my popcorn buttered heavy.
have a great day

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I thought I left a comment, but I don't see it. I really enjoyed all the pics and how fun to be out and just enjoying all the shops. All of the christmas decorations are unreal. So much to see. Love that tire too. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

sheila from life @ #17 said...

well, we love a CB breakfast too :) and lunch...and dinner...eating and shopping at the same time...amazing :)

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Hi,

I'm on a Tuesday Tag Along and now your newest follower.

Thanks,

Lisa

Julie Harward said...

Now thats my kind of get a way...looks like so much fun! :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Rest, rest and rest sounds great...with a little food and shopping thrown in, perfect! I'm glad you are having fun!

Betsy B said...

I had Thanksgiving dinner at the Old Mill last November and loved it. We (my husband and I spent a week there and the food was great.

I just found your blog and really enjoyed looking around.