Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day Trip to Fredricksburg

Yesterday was one of the funnest days I've had in a long time. We have planned this day trip to Fredricksburg for several weeks. We wanted to go to the Trade days that they have the third weekend of every month.

So my husband, my daughter and me all got up early and hit the road. We agreed that we would enjoy the journey and not just the destination. So we casually drove to Fredricksburg stopping to take pictures along the way, laughing, talking, and singing to the radio. All of us light hearted and enjoying this much needed trip. We stopped about 20 miles before Fredricksburg at a historical marker to try and find one of the geocache sites. (That is hubby's new hobby that I kinda dig too.) Anyway, so I start looking for the box and suddenly I see bones like a rib cage and I dart out of there telling my husband that there is a body back there. Turns out it was a poor deer carcase. My imagination is a little wild sometimes. We never found that geo treasure.
Trade days was fun. Can you believe I only bought a little charm for a necklace? There was so much wonderful stuff; antiques, junk, crafts, art, food, music, and rain. It rained but most of everything was inside barns and the rain just made it cooler. I took these two pics at one ladies junk store-most of her things were outside. For some reason she had all these dolls with no heads everywhere. Then Heather discovered this little collection. Hmmmm-She is either an artsy lady or a little on the morbid side.

We stayed at the Trade days for about 3 hours just looking and taking it all in. We ate lunch there too. Then, we decided to go and try and find some of Craig's geo sites. We looked and looked for two of them but the GPS thingy was getting mixed up with all the trees and the clouds. We finally found one of them and this is hubby proudly holding it up. Ain't he cute?

We drove home, bought chicken, ate dinner and we all got on our computers like we do. Then, shortly after, I went to bed and slept wonderfully reflecting on my beautiful day with my family. It was truly an awesome day~!



7 comments:

Sarah said...

cool to "meet" another artsy geocacher!

but those doll heads? nooooooooo! I will have nightmares tonight lol

Kim Mailhot said...

Sounds like a great family day ! Very good for what ails ya, ain't it ?!

Love the doll head picture - scary/arty indeed !
Have a super Sunday !
Cheers,
Kim

Rhea said...

I am so glad y'all had fun! Sounds like a great day!! I love those kind of days. Love you all!! Rhea

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Hey Girlie, so glad you had such a great time. The doll heads are kind of weird. Could barely see Heather. And the photo of Craig, it doesn't look like Craig to me, of course the only way I recognized him was the huge muscles! HeeHee! Yes Craig we all go goo-goo ga-ga over your muscles! Can't believe you didn't buy more than a charm!?! Oh well, at least you had fun. Hugs to Heather! Love ya, hope to see you tomorrow! Love, Renea

sashibala said...

What a wonderful, wonderful day you had! :) Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm in an ATC swap with the theme "Dark and Deadly Dolls" and I think I just found a terrific source of inspiration!

Funky Art Queen said...

Glad I could help Sashibala, if you need the photo I can send it to ya!

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

I am thinking that I need to plan a day trip to Fredericksburg myself! I miss going to Canton. My parents used to live in East Texas and I would plan my visits around First Mondays. Since I live in Deep South Texas, it takes awhile to get anywhere!
Teresa