We just got back from a lovely autumn trip to visit our families in Minnesota!
There were quite a few challenges . . . but more about those in coming posts, and over all, the trip was refreshing and full of precious time with our families.
The weather was beautiful - in the 40s for highs most days.
I got to wear a new coat!
|in my Mom's closet!|
It's by Tulle and 70% wool - I was thrilled to find it on eBay for less than $50
(with free shipping!)
Look at the wonderful big buttons!
I also found this cool bag at Ross . . .
It's by Madden Girl.
Looks like a normal messenger bag with a flap front and beautiful crochet . . .
with a surprise on the inside!
But it can convert into a backpack at a moment's notice!
I pretty much only use backpacks when hiking, but it's convenient when traveling and pulling two suitcases!
The morning after we flew in, we traveled to Greg's Dad and step-Mom Karen.
We shopped most of the day.
We started by finding a few Half-Price Bookstores (yay!)
and then . . .
AxMan - hooray!
If you haven't read about AxMan on my blog (or elsewhere), it's a surplus place that sells all sorts of crazy wackadoodle stuff. The best part is the labeling! I think they employ the most creative people in the universe.
|notice that in the lower left-hand corner of this "gold" brick, |
the rocks inside are peeking out
|"some kind of long brown thing that sticks to itself"|
|"blue brushy thinger!"|
|"Ax-Man supports athletic supporters!|
and so can you"
After these photos, I dropped my camera on the floor and the in-out zoom lens broke. It was crooked and it wouldn't go in and out anymore.
So a couple of days later, Greg bought me this one;
it's upgraded from my previous one and I love it!
It enabled me to take great pictures the rest of the trip!
Cacti *CAN* live in Minnesota!
This is what happens in the fall - they lie down almost completely flat.
Then they sort of pile up again when spring/summer come!