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Fun At The Fall Festival

Saturday, November 10, 2012

This morning hubby and I went out for breakfast. I had 6 egg whites, a banana and 3/4 C of oatmeal with sugar free maple syrup. After we finished breakfast, we walked around our downtown area which was closed off to through traffic. There were antiques, crafts, antique cars, food and a D.J. Most of the restaurants and shops were also open, even at 9:30a.m. Did I mention that it was a perfect day for a festival? It was in the high 60's, very sunny with a blue sky. Sigh! The weather couldn't have been more beautiful for a long walk outdoors. Hubby and I started out together, looking at the antiques. I found some collectibles that we plan to give as Christmas gifts. As I was waiting to pay for 4 items, I started to talk to the owner of one of the shops. Hubby got impatient and I told him to go ahead and walk further up the street and wait for me on a bench. I finished looking at the antiques and couldn't find him anywhere, so I started looking at all of the wonderful handmade crafts.

There were many lovely handmade crafts available for purchase. I think I was just enjoying the day and my walk so I didn't buy anything else but I thoroughly enjoyed looking. I still didn't see hubby so I increased my pace and went up and down several side streets. I wasn't really worried about not seeing him and used my time to work in a little exercise. When I was finished I started checking all of the benches and finally I spotted him. He had a big o'l grin on his face and said, "Look'n for me? I bet you had a hard time because I was in there!" He pointed at a restaurant that some friends of ours own. Our friends had opened early (10:30a.m.) even though they serve Mexican food. (It is so yummy too!)

Hubby took me inside the restaurant to say hello. My friends wanted to see my purchases and I played them down and told them they were just a few little things, no big deal. Then I excused myself and went to the restroom. When I came back, hubby had all of my purchases spread out on the table - including the one thing that I had bought for him! It wouldn't have registered that one of the items was for him except that they commented about how cute it was. Of course hubby then wanted to take a closer look at it. It suddenly dawned on my friends that it was for my husband and one friend told him so. So much for surprises! She was so embarrassed and I just laughed. By Christmas, hubby will have forgotten. Ah, the joys of aging! My friends are really sweet and we enjoyed the visit but it was time to let them get to work, so we left.

We strolled around the craft booths once again and headed toward the antique cars. Talk about a walk down memory lane!!! Wow! There were cars from our collective parents' childhoods as well as our own. Let me insert here that cars from my childhood are now classified as antiques, but I am not! LOL There were at least 75 cars to look at and a D.J. was playing "oldies" music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. We had such a wonderful morning - exercise, fun, sunshine and music. You certainly can't beat that combination!

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  • L*I*T*A*
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  • ELSCO55
    sounds like a wonderful day
    1991 days ago
    It sounded like a great day, Ilove looking at antiques to and often end up looking on the computer.
    1992 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful day! That was in Bartow, right?9 If it was someplace else, tell me the next time I see you0. That's funny about hubby seeing his present. Hope that all works out. Like you say, he'll probably forget. Or else want it early! Take care. Bet your ActiveLink registered a whole lot of movement today!! -Marsha
    1992 days ago
    So glad you had a great day!
    1992 days ago
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