Due in part to the recent sale of the shop and my state of being in between adventures, I decided to get busy and create my own adventure, right now. And thus, the newly formed
"Girdle Gals Road Trip Club", comprised of friends new and old, planned their first trip to visit friends at the "Summer Cottage" antique store in Petaluma, CA.
We started off early in the morning, taking great care to pack the essentials needed for a vehicle trip of any length, really. Map, water, tunes, flares, a large folding sign to display should we get stuck on the side of the road that read "Send Help -- Spent Gas Money While Shopping" and a delicious, just-made-that-morning fresh peach bread pudding made by Rosann. With all the catching up to do, it really wasn't long before the navigator, Sandy, announced that one more right turn and we'd arrived. Excited to see our friends, Marlene and Julie, who work there, we hurried past the darling displays outside into the shop. Julie was there to greet us, but Marlene wasn't there after all. (She was in the middle of her own adventure, but that's a whole 'nother post!)
We shopped ourselves hungry, so after realizing we couldn't buy EVERYcutelittleTHING in the store, we narrowed down our picks, purchased them, rounded up the gals, and off we went to have a great lunch of food and friendship. I was so high from shopping (ever get that way?) that I can't remember the name of the place we ate, but just ask one of the nice ladies at the shop, and they'll point you in the right direction!
After lunch, we consulted the Sunset Magazine that Sherrie had thought to bring, and popped into a few more shops they had featured in the May (?) issue before calling it a day!
So if you need an excuse for an adventure, grab your own gals and head off to Petaluma. It's a great place to spend some time and have a little
P.S. Thanks to Connie at Over Good Ground for the Picasa pointers!