Monday, September 12, 2011

another year older

Yesterday was my birthday, but I mostly celebrated on Saturday. I woke up early to make it to a store-wide 1/2 off sale at a local thrift store. As planned, I arrived at 8:59am (opened at 9) and although I was the 5th or so car there waiting, I was the first one in the door. haha. Unfortunately, they had already sold the yellow striped swivel chair and cute picnic basket I was wanting to get (from this outing). I did however have a nice stack of things that I took home.

 After that, I went to an outdoor flea market and picked up this somewhat  psychedelic sheet. Wouldn't it make a cute maxi dress?

I was on my way home when I saw a Green Living Festival so I stopped to check it out.

I met some interesting people. Taste tested a dozen different tomatoes (so so yummy. favorite one was called Yellow Pleated Hillbilly). Got an Arnold Palmer (tea and lemonade mix) and headed home.

Well, I have been wanting to stop and take pictures at a bunch of different spots along the road between the house and town. I was alone so I figured this was as good a time as any. However, it was around noon and very sunny out so not the best lighting conditions. I'll have to try it again sometime.

It was time to get home and get cute. I even painted my toes my favorite color for 'late summer, already have a nice tan' .... tangerine.

Then off to the train depot for Toast to the Canyon! It's a steam train ride to the canyon and back, including wine and appetizers on board.

The seat benches and old luggage made the interior very quaint. Even the tickets, were well designed. The staff was fun and encouraged us to climb up into the engine. I even pulled the very very loud whistle.

And on the ride back to the depot, they let us stand outside and feel the droplets from the steam engine. I highly recommend checking this out next summer (as this was the last one for this year).

I was then on the look out for chocolate cake and ice cream. Not as easy as it might sound, but I did finally find some at a little dive diner.

All and all, a pretty darn good day.

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!!

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