Saturday, July 2, 2011

On the Road Again

I hit the road again yesterday for another trip up to Ashland, Oregon.  Why does it always take me so long to get from point A to point B?  I thought I'd be up here no later than 4:00pm, but with so many little towns in between, I couldn't resist the urge to pull off the freeway a few times just for a quick look around.

I stopped for lunch at Granzella's in Williams, right off Interstate 5.  This is the best restaurant/deli around and always packed full of people.  Then I spotted a couple of antique shops right across the street.

I wish I had room for this little wagon and all these goodies.  It was packed up and ready to come with me. 
Garrison's Antiques
 This place was stuffed full of interesting treasures, so I did buy a few things.  At this point, I still thought I'd be getting to Ashland by 4:00.  I finally arrived just after 6:00.
 When I see Historic District signs, I have to check them out.  This adorable little store (I never got the name) is in Cottonwood.  The porch made me want to sit down and stay awhile. 

 Unexpected Treasures.  Don't you just love that name?  My last store of the day was in Dunsmuir.  There were signs posted all over this little town for a huge yard sale this weekend.  No, it's just too far to go back. 

 Final stop of the day....beautiful Mount Shasta.  This was taken when I stopped for gas in Weed, another cute little town.  She has snow on her peak all year long, but I've never seen so much this time of the year.
We have such a beautiful country.

What are your plans for the 4th?  Ashland has a huge parade downtown, followed by a craft show in Lithia Park, and then a fireworks display at night.  The craft show last year was a huge success, so I'm really excited to be participating again this year. 
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Independence Day. 


  1. The mountain pictures are awesome...we DO have a beautiful country!!! I'm so glad you had a safe trip and that you were able to pick up a few goodies along the way. Good luck with the show!!!

  2. What great finds those stores were! Sounds like a lovely (and scenic) trip! Hope the show is a resounding success.

  3. I would have GONE in that store in Cottonwood!! Maybe on your way home :)

    Have a wonderful 4th, sounds like a fun one!!!


  4. Even tho the trip took you longer, it sounds like you had a good trip. Hope you do great at the sale.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend.

  5. The mountain is so pretty with all the snow on it!!
    Hope you have a great craft show this holiday weekend.

  6. I would have loved to visit those shops! Hope you found some nice goodies. Have a good show! Drive careful! Hugs!

  7. How amazing that you can stop for gas and see that kind of scenery!! Can't wait to hear how it all goes!


  8. Hi Betsy,
    I wish I could have been right along with you! I would have been even later than 6:00!lol! Oregon is such a beautiful place, isn't it?
    Thanks for taking us along!
    Happy 4th!

  9. What a fun excursion! I have traveled the I5 route between Portland and Sacramento dozens of times but never had the chance to pull off into any of the little towns along the way. It looks like I've been missing out!

  10. so you are in Ashland for a craft sale on Monday?????

    I'm in Eugene. Wonder if i can talk my sweet fella into taking me. =)
    would love to meet you!!

    hope all goes well.


    barbara jean

  11. oh phooey! just remembered he works at the golf course on Mon. =((


    tell me about sale anyway please

  12. You live in a beautiful area!! Gorgeous photo of the mountain. Sounds like a fun shopping road trip!
    Happy 4th!

  13. I hope your show was indeed a huge success!
    Beautiful pictures! Oh my!

    that little wagon... love it AND everything in it! :)
    Something tells me it was probably over my $5 limit.

  14. Looks like a great place to go antiquing. I love to visit historic places too, especially Old Washingtion in Maysville, Kentucky. They have a few events through out the year that we love to attend. They have great antique shops. Blessings.


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