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The More You Know…

A friend of mine recently introduced me to the Tank of Gas feature on TripAdvisor. I am a big fan of day trips and mini adventures so this feature seemed right up my alley. In the interest of starting small, I went for points of interest that could be reached with a quarter of a tank of gas or less. To be completely honest, not all of the 10 options generated were worth the drive, but one of the cooler things I found was that Thomasville, a town I find myself driving to every few months, had a giant oak tree. We’re not talking “oh yeah, I guess that’s big”; we’re talking “holy shit, that’s a big tree!” This weekend Andy and I decided to drive over to check it out.

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The full photo doesn’t really do it justice. It looks like a regular tree until you walk closer and you start to realize how much tree there really is.

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The thing that blew my mind wasn’t how tall this tree was, but how far it reached. You could have a dinner party for 30 under it’s branches and everyone would have plenty of elbow room.  Actually, a dinner party under this tree would be pretty awesome; perhaps I’ll have to arrange to go back for a picnic while the weather is still nice.

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You could tell that the town is very proud of their tree. Many of the branches get a little extra support from specially placed bars an cable.

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There was a definite Ferngully moment walking around underneath the canopy. With all of the greenery growing along the larger branches, there are lots of nooks that look cool and comfy enough to curl up with a book or to take an afternoon nap. Unfortunately, there are a couple well placed signs that remind visitors that climbing is not allowed.

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I spent quite a while walking around taking pictures under the canopy. It was a little sad when we emerged back into the sunlight and started walking back to our car. I didn’t wave, but I may have called goodbye to the tree.


Thomasville & Painting Furry Faces

After an amazing brunch, which I told you about yesterday, my mom, Andy and I wandered around downtown Thomasville for a few hours. I got to introduce my mother to two of my favorite shops of all time: Firefly and The Bookshelf.

Firefly

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Firefly has all sorts of interesting “home goods” stationary, serving trays, scented candles, brass bunnys, but they also have some really unique jewelry and toys/games for children. Most everything in the store has a practical use, but there is a twist. Like a bottle opener that looks like an octopus or framed pictures of animals wearing old fashion military uniforms. Even better the shops is constantly bringing in new merchandise and changing up their displays.

The Bookshelf

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The Bookshelf is simply a really great bookstore. I love my Kindle as much as the next girl, but there is just some thing about the smell of a new book, the crack of the spine the first time it opens and the weight of it in your hands. I makes reading seem like a much bigger deal, knowing that there is an adventure or possibly a whole new world contained within the ink and paper in your hands. Gives me shivers. And they have kiosk where you can by cupcakes from a local bakery. Really really delicious cupcakes.

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Mom and I wrapped up her birthday weekend with the Paint Your Pet Class at Painting with a Twist. Mom painting my Aunt Charlotte’s cat Kiki (on the left) and I painted my youngest fur baby Oliver (on the right). It was a blast and I would love to do it again.


Liam’s

Happy Monday everyone! I finally downloaded the most recent batch of photos from my camera; the majority of which were taken when my mom was visiting for her birthday. While she was here, we took a day trip across the border to Thomasville, Georgia which has a small, but eclectic, downtown full of quirky shops and eateries. After trying a few of these places out last year we knew exactly where we wanted to take Mom for Saturday brunch, this great little place right off main street called Liam’s . Liam’s was also part of the 12 new restaurants I tried last year for my 26 before 27.  They recently had revamped their menu, and i’ll admit I was a little afraid that the bloom might have gone off the rose, but the food was incredible as always.Liams 4 Liams 1 Liams 3 Liams 2 Liams 5 Liams 6

Did you see the two giant cups of coffee? Scroll back up, I’ll wait…..yeah, those aren’t cups they’re bowls. Allow me to introduce the Rude Awakening, three shots of espresso, two tablespoons of sugar and steamed milk. Definitely does the trick, I was so wired it felt like the hair on my arms was standing up.


Thomasville

Last weekend Andy and I took a quick jount across the state line to Thomasville GA. We recently discovered that the town has a nice little downtown area with lots of great restaurants and quirky little shops. My absolute favorite shop to visit is called Firefly.  The store is the tiniest bit creepy, but it is chalk full of nooks and crannies that contain tiny treasures.

I desperately want the mason jar lighting fixture that is suspended over the check-out counter. I keep telling Andy that it would be perfect for our dining room, but he’s all like “No, we need to have a ceiling fan in there so it won’t get hot.” Blah, blah, blah, logical reasoning and practicality. Oh well, I guess one of us has to be the responsible one.