Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Day Trip....








I went to my favorite little town today - historic Occoquan,Virginia. It is around a 40 minute drive from my house. It was a bit warmer today than I like it when I go to this town. But at least the shops were cool. Going from the bottom picture - up to the top - this is the tourist center. Looks like an old saloon from back in the olden days. The next shop is called Country Morning. This used to be one of my favorite places to go, but they've been making some inventory changes lately and I just don't find things there anymore that I want to buy. Really saddens me. Hopefully as they settle into their new "look", things will get better. It was better today than the first time I went after they made the initial changes. So, as the Halloween and Christmas months come along, I'm sure they will get more of what I like! This could be good or bad - LOL! Then I hit the Golden Goose - this is a Christmas shop that is open all year long. If you can't find an ornament for every theme, you are not looking! They also have a nice Halloween section which my niece loves to look at when she comes for a visit. Then I went to Personally Yours, which is my absolutely favorite place! A lower level and then six rooms upstairs. I hit a few other places - found some nice Christmas "gifties". I walked down on the wooden walkway along the river. I took some pictures, but they turned out badly. Fed the geese and ducks some crackers - altho you are not supposed to do that! But they looked so hungry and were following me as I walked from place to place. Grabbed a bottle of water and went over to my last stop of the day - In Stitches. I got a piece of linen and some more sampler threads and was on my way for the drive home! Hope you enjoyed coming along on my trip with me! Remember, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger....


6 comments:

Msrobin said...

What a charming place! I just love little cute towns like that.

Siobhan said...

Looks like a fun day, Linda!

Joanne said...

Ooooh, I wish I had been with you. As soon as I saw the pictures I recognized all the buildings from our visit there last year :)
Joanne

Susan in SC said...

What a pretty little town! I know you enjoyed you day. Thank you for sharing pictures of this town. Now I will know what to picture in my mind when you talk of going there!

Heidi said...

This looks like a fun place for a day trip Linda!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Silver Circle Magick said...

This makes me really miss being there. This is really my favorite part of my whole trip to VA is shopping with you here. :) Can't wait to come up in October.