We had a good weekend with Mr. CPQ’s side of the family in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It was cool and rainy and perfect weather for coffee sipping on the back deck that had the railings down for needed repairs.
And I thought I was nervous at the Grand Canyon.
On Saturday the menfolk took off for Jukebox Junction, a hamburger joint one town over, and my mother-in-law and I went to a quiet little restaurant for some girl time and we sipped chai and watched the rain through the windows.
We also went browsing at the general store with the creaking wooden floors and the basement full of open candy barrels .
They have some of my favorites there such as the Pop Rocks that we never dared to drink with a Diet Coke for fear that our mouths would explode and we would die like that kid that everyone talked about but no one knew where he lived.
They have Bit-O-Honey, which is my mom’s signature candy.
On long car rides, Mom would give us Bit-o-Honeys and Peanut Butter logs, mainly because I think they would stick to our teeth and we’d be quiet for fifteen minutes.
The store has something for every occasion.
And things that are good for what ails you.
Later that afternoon, Mr. CPQ and I had an hour to venture out together and as is par for the course we went to the grocery store and perused the aisle (there’s only one) for some jams and jellies to take back home.
Mr. CPQ bought unrefrigerated meat and dairy products…
While I did a double take over in canned goods….
And a good time was had by all.
Have a nice day.
PS – Winner of the Freebie Friday necklace is Mary from Ridiculous Lab. Congratulations, Mary!
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Timestamp: 2010-08-23 12:29:03 UTC