Pumpkin Cottage

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

One month later

Road trip. We drove Friday night, right after work, so we could get right up and get on with the real reason for a road trip: the destination. This little house was our ultimate destination on Saturday. We were in Turlock for my niece, Michele's, bridal shower. Michele has honored me by inviting me to officiate in February. So exciting. I love visiting with my nieces. They are so genuine. The girls are so sweet and creative. It is a joy to see how they have grown up. The shower was so much. As an added bonus I got to visit with family I hadn't seen in a while. The food was tasty, too.

The photos below are all out of order but I am too tired to fix anything. My apologies. The real time line goes something like this. We drove up Friday night up the I5 and drove back down the 99 on Sunday. We drove through Hilmar. Such a cute downtown with lighted Christmas street decorations. I don't ever think I have ever seen lighted street decorations. So vintage and simply wonderful. On Saturday morning we visited Turlock's downtown. The Vintage Market and Main Street Antiques, I attended Michele's shower, drove to Daly City to meet Joe at the Westlake Shopping Center, and drove to San Francisco for the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason Center. On the Marina.

All we could all say as we drove pass the beautiful homes is, "Can you ever imagine living like this?" We all said no. The homes are huge and all decorated for the holidays and located directly across the street from the Marina. Can you imagine the view? Just beautiful every moment of it.

Below is a stage on the Fort Mason site. The amphitheatre is made from....look closely. Recycled car hoods. Are those the happiest children? They had just been jumping up and down and running away from Uncle Joe.

On Sunday, we drove down the 99. Below is the District in Fresno. We originally stopped to shop at the local Ross, TJMaxx and Goodwill. It is what we always do during our road trips. We also visited Starbucks-this time for tea. We still don't feel well. We finally visited the Tower District in Fresno. An artsy area that we have already decided to visit again soon.

Rocky Horror Picture Show live on New Year's Eve...we want to go.

Here is the greeting we received as drove through downtown Hilmar.

The picture above is the office of a psychic. You can't tell from the photo but just inside the door is a huge Jesus, the guy walking back and forth looked like Elvis. Just saying.

This is downtown Turlock. We visited downtown: the Vintage Market and Main Street Antiques.

We would have bought the Holly tin but it cost $55 for all three. I just wanted the Holly tin.

If we have time, I will post the loot we did purchase. Got to get some rest.

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