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. 

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