We spent Monday & Tuesday with our friends exploring a little bit of our state. On Monday we went straight to the hotel so the girls could swim (in their Wholesomewear swimsuits). I'm sure they exhausted themselves with fun. Tuesday we went to the Fabric Shack in Waynesville. That place is amazing; they pack quite a bit of fabric in a relatively small space. If money (and time for projects) was no object one could spend thousands of dollars buying up all the luscious fabric. I can honestly say it was very difficult to choose and to stop choosing. After doing our share of helping the economy we briefly toured the little town. We ate lunch at a little cafe where the man working there was the furniture refinisher, I think he said. His wife runs the cafe, but took the day off. The poor guy was a bit ruffled, but handled our order just fine. He seemed to be a nice, personable man with a bit of a sense of humor. After lunch we drove north to Carriage Hill MetroPark. I drove part of the way in a torrential downpore. Once there we went through only the main building because that's all we had time for. There was a section including history of the farm, an old-fashioned schoolhouse and farmhouse area for the children, and a General Store.
The three girls were able to buy candy for only pennies and each got a dollar's worth. It was their turn for "hard-to-choose."
From there we drove to Columbus to get dinner and go to Archivers before heading our separate ways. Archivers was another place where we thought we could spend way more money than we should. I think we restrained ourselves pretty well.
All in all we had a lovely time and are looking forward to doing it again in another year or so. We should start saving our money now. Meanwhile, we've both got sewing projects to do.