This year for our anniversary we spent the weekend in a little mountain town called Julian- some of you might be familiar with the place. Well known for its Gold panning, Western shootouts, Apple Pie (for breakfast! Oh yes we did…) and roses. Tons and tons of roses:
Everywhere we went there was a rose bush, just bursting out all over with blooms! There were also lots of kitties- this one in particular was awful cute:
Did I mention the Tea shop?
Scrumptious! Curried chicken salad on toasted croissants, Pineapple Habanero cream cheese sandwiches, and the lightest scones with the most delectably crunchy tops! Yummy. I’m getting hungry just thinking about that tea. We had a Tea Party, just for two!
The town is also known for it’s horse drawn carriage rides. No ride for us, just lots of schmoozing with the locals:
This couple in particular was so sweet! Lots of horse talk, tail swishing and even a couple of steps our way! I love horses.
And last, but not least, is the hotel we stayed in:
This place was so adorable! A little bit Country, a lot of bit Victorian, with a dash of Mission/Craftsman thrown in here and there. Such a funny old building, with lots of little rooms chopped up into room-and-a-bath suites- tiny though! But beautifully decorated, with white wainscoting everywhere, pottery washing-up-pitcher-and-basins, and the loveliest white Battenburg Lace curtains! The curtains were what got me the most- I’ve always wanted “cottage” style curtains, two tiers, in white with lace sheers. Hmm…
It’s been a hoot, writing here on the ol’ Blog these past three years…THREE YEARS? Yup. This Saturday is the three year mark for Magickwyrds, and I have a mind to keep on writing for three more! Stay tuned for more crafting fun, sightseeing, gardening chores and who knows what else I’ll come up with next? Thanks to everyone who reads my little blogetty blog, and Happy Summer everyone!