Thursday, April 01, 2010

Cliff and Kathy's Excellent Adventure

Lately there has been way too much drama, caused by other people, in our lives. As some of you read on Facebook last night, Kathy and I decided to have a day for ourselves, some "us time" if you may. We decided to head south. To Amish country. But first, a stop for breakfast. Kathy loves the cinnamon raisin french toast served in the Main Street Cafe, in Buehler's supermarket. I had a southern sausage skillet. The main breakfast rush was over by the time we got there, so we had a nice quiet meal. Beautiful weather, and we had a view of the school kids at recess. Good to see them out getting some fresh air.

After we finished our fine dining, it's off to Kidron, We were going to stop first at the outdoor flea market, but we couldn't find a parking space, so we hit the road again.

Next stop was Country Salvage Ltd., formerly known as Bent and Dent. Our last stop there was over two years ago and then we got some great deals. I suspect since then, because of the recession, they got quite a bit more popular and the prices have gone up. Still cheaper than the Evil Big Box Store(tm), but not worth a trip there by itself.

Once we hit the road again, we headed towards the Ashery Country Store. Since this was more for rest and relaxation than anything else, we got a few bulk items, including some things to snack on, and some drinks. We then headed back towards downtown Kidron.

We were able to find a parking space this time and walked around the flea market, being careful not to step in the horse exhaust. Cliff Note:I should have gone into the general store and bought some Shinola, just so I could let Kathy know that I knew the difference. Being early in the year, I noticed that many folks were proud of what they sold. I may come back later when their prices reflect less pride in their wares. We got our exercise in, bought a few items then it was back on the road, this time for the trip home.

9 comments:

Syd said...

Does that mean that you would have shit from Shinola?

Busy Bee Suz said...

LOL at Syd.
Looks to me like a day well spent together.
I hope you both have many more stress-less days ahead of you. You deserve it.
Some of my best days spent with the husband are at home depot or sitting on the back patio looking at our garden. :0
I get you both.

Mike Golch said...

Ashley Place is a good way to start a day> Celesting and I have been there several times.

Tim Lones said...

Linda and I have been to what was "Bent and Dent" s few times..We need a day off for a drive like that soon. One thing I like about Northeast Ohio (especially where we are)..You are within just a few miles of several big cities, or within a few miles of the country..

Amel said...

Sounds like a great day...Happy Easter!

wzzp said...

Bent N Dent is better. All of those places are some of or favorites as well. You should have kept going on 83 for the Bargain Shed. They have been better than Bent N Dent of late.

Margaret said...

Looks like it was a nice day. I could use one of those myself about now.

wzzp said...

Kidron Town and Country is where Levi gets his Amish Levi's. That is one unique store. Amish clothing in the basement!

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