Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day. It was cold, but what a bright blue sky! It was the perfect day for a little bit of adventure. I woke up feeling completely excited. It was going to be a girl day!
Now I love going places with R, but there is something special about having a day with a female friend. I suppose it's because I don't get many of those anymore. As I have told you before, all the female friends I had that live in town have either moved, or moved on. So those girl days that used to come a few times a week, now only come a few times a year.
When I got to the freeway I felt that old familiar quiver in my stomach. Having traveled so much in my life, when I am faced with an open road the gypsy in my soul stirs and I get butterflies...it's almost the exact same feeling as falling in love.
I was only going as far as Castle Rock, but it didn't matter. It took less than an hour to get there. I pulled up in front of the quaint Victorian house that was the restaurant I was to meet my friend at for lunch.
After that it was off to Copper Falls spa. We had pedicures. I know you will probably be amazed when I tell you that I have never had a professional pedicure before. It was heavenly! If I were a rich woman, I would have someone do something for me every week at a spa. It's my guilty pleasure. Don't my toenails look fabulous!
After a blissful hour of being pampered we trudged half a block in 19 degrees wearing those funny little sandals they give you, carrying our shoes. We stopped at a Parisian cafe for macchiatos.
After an hour of drying and gabbing, we headed off to The Barn. Don't let the name fool you. The Barn is indeed a big white barn, but it houses one of the best antique shops I have ever been in...and I have been in quite a few.
We bought a few treasures including some glitzy bracelets, a letter opener, a lace scarf, and a decorating magazine that I love but find only on rare occasion because it's from Denmark. I also got some cute little buttons and yards and yards of ribbon to use on bears! There were a couple other little trinkets as well.
By then it was time to head home. I could have let the day last much longer, but I suppose all good things much come to an end. I am already dreaming of my next girl day!