Typically we spend our Saturdays running errands, catching up on life, and getting work done on our car as needed. But last Saturday, I really wanted to throw some extra adventure into the mix. So, we drove about 20 minutes to visit the Express Clydesdale barn! Farmlands, stables, and cows greeted our eyes as our car pulled into the gravel parking lot. We soon found ourselves talking with the Clydesdales. I highly recommend this spot as a small outing for anyone who wants to relax, step away from technology, and spend some time with animals. We spent about 45 minutes there, just petting the horses & barn dogs and enjoying the peacefulness. My husband also caught a frog, which was pretty cool.
If you've been around a while, you know that I love hippie skirts. I find them super comfortable, cute, and unique. But in many crowds, I often find myself being one of the few people wearing these types of clothes. Well, at the end of July, my husband and I met up with some of his work friends to attend H&8th: one of the largest food truck festivals in the nation.
|"Secret tunnel, secret tunnel, through the|
As he sat there for hours, stomping his foot to the music, I couldn't help but think about Chong & his hippie friends from Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was awesome. H&8th was a fantastic way to spend a Friday evening, and I also highly recommend it. The food trucks have delicious, really unique food (we had a smoked salmon crepe, some Japanese noodles with chicken, and some "thunder fries" from a Greek truck). And, if you don't feel like spending money, you can walk around and people-watch for free! There were also different street entertainers, which was cool.
|The sign on the door : )|
This store is insane.
Random clothes, hippie clothes, vintage clothes, wigs, books, shoes, incense...it was crazy, and I loved it. I also did something quite unusual (for me, at least): I tried on a garment primarily because of the tag. Weird, right? I never do this kind of thing. But, when the tag caught my eye, I felt as if it was made for me.
And it fit. So I bought it.
|Obligatory pose with a tree.|
But, this dress has buttons down the back, so that opening becomes a very handy slit which makes the dress much more mobility-friendly! Plus, the original tag price was $89, but the store's price was $29...um, yes please?! And the super nice store owner, Lisa, informed me that clothes were BOGO, so I also got this super cute blue tunic top/dress for free! It reminds me of a cross between an ao dai and a kurti, but it makes my husband think of The Legend of Zelda. Regardless, I'm wearing it right now, and it is very comfy!
Now that we've talked about clothes for far too long...waffles. I love waffles. When we were students in Austria, my husband and I fell in love with liege waffles. And, yesterday, we went to Waffle Champion, a local restaurant, where hipsters served us this deliciousness! Totally recommend this restaurant, but it fills up fast! A few minutes after we got there (we went after morning Mass), the line was out the door!
|My waffle-with brown sugar, rum,|
|The only lame part was that they|
were a bit frugal on the Nutella.
In other news, there is this insanely awesome spider who lives by our car:
| I'm not a spider person, but I just feel the need to|
acknowledge how cool this creature
|At the H&8th festival!|