|Luv it when the clouds meet us!|
|Whoolatta goodness in|
|Such a pretty graveyard |
I have mentioned frequently that I keep an eye on budget. With only one constant (as far a employment) right now it is tops on my list. When I shop for the week I try to buy items that can be split between two meals. The main items I have had success in doing so are frozen vegetables (side dish for two meats), bacon (blts and with a brunch meal) wheat bread (blts, sandwiches, and toast) , eggs (egg salad and brunch), mixed salad greens (two dinners- at least/sandwiches/wraps/grilled cheese), sliced turkey (wraps/sandwiches), tortillas (quesadillas/wraps), sliced cheese (grilled cheese/wraps). From these you can get the picture. All of these are something that you should always keep in mind. If you are a vegetarian you can leave out the meat and add more fruit or nuts. Buying these staples are beyond handy.
-mixed salad greens
|This display at Garcia's stopped|
me in my tracks!
|Stringed instruments custom-made |
by Missisquoi Delta Guitars...
Only one is for sale....look
him up on facebook!
So let's talk about today. Since the Hubster was unable to come with us to Ben & Jerry's earlier in the week we made a quick stop there. We visited the flavor graveyard (pics provided) and the cows which we were not able to do last time.
|Fav hat from this milliner!|
|Divine hats you can find at Frog Hollow!|
|Missed going into the library....|
loved the building!
Once we departed our car we walked down to Lake Champlain. It turned out that all the traffic was because of an air show. We have a habit of visiting places when something is happening. Sometimes it is a good thing.....and sometimes not so good. Unfortunately, the clouds were so low that you could only hear the planes versus seeing them. I am sure that folks who went there especially for the show were disappointed. They did make an announcement that they were going to still attempt to do something. We knew we only had a short amount of time on our meter so we went in search of an ATM.
This takes me to one downer that we are finding out. The Union we joined does not work outside of North Carolina. I was told that I needed to find a bank with Cash Points or Plus and could grab out money with no charge. Of course that was either misinformation or the person the Hubster spoke with was misinformed. I think that I will have to do cover what to look out for and share my lesson learned in another blog....are you still with me???? GOOD!
|Could have easily missed this!|
|Dreamy alley graffiti! Oh My the colors!|
This was the moment when we had a pay it forward interaction. If you read my blog regularly you know that you can easily read my emotion on my face. If I am concerned, scared, inquisitive, overjoyed, or unwell....you know it. I was standing at a corner with the family and trying to figure out which way to go to find our car. The look on my face gave me away. A Lovely/Kind/Informative/Generous/Brilliant (that is impression that both the Hubster and I had) woman came over and and said, "You look as if you are looking for something. Can I help you find it?" Now, that alone has happened before, but she went on with her kindness. The Hubster had taken a picture of the street corner and she knew where it was AND asked if she could walk us there. WHAT??? It gets better....once we were across from where we needed to be she offered up her parking spot at her condo to us. Her car was in her garage, and she was not using her outside spot. Again....WHAT???? She gave us directions, asked what type of car we had (so she didn't tow it if we were late coming back, and offered it the next day if we needed it. Blown away by this Angel is an understatement. Of course we took her up on her offer! It was free versus $5-10. On a budget remember. After she walked away I was disappointed that neither the Hubster or I asked her what her name was! Don't fret....and keep reading.
|Vader....what happened to your|
|Ooooohhhh Yeeeaaah! SIdewalk|
never looked so good!
We then headed to Main Street stopping at a comic book store (Baby Boy), candy shop (Hubster and Baby Boy) and Champlain Chocolate Shop (me and Baby Girl). The hit? The chocolate shop! I picked up a Macadamia Caramel Cluster (slap somebody good), and Baby Girl picked up a simple sundae (Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream w/ Salted Caramel Sauce, and Whipped Cream) which was anything but simple and was also...say it with me....SLAP SOMEBODY GOOD! Sorry, but both were eaten so quickly after the first bite. I will HAVE TO remember to take pics right away next time.
|Put ya hands up....!|
|Not sure why this made|
|Some flowers to start/end|
Whew! Didn't realize I had so much to say. Thanks for sticking with me, and enjoy the pictures taken today.
Til next time,