"Wait! I want to give you one of my stuffed animals to take with you so that you don't forget me!" said Natalie.
She returned a moment later with her beloved night time pal, Twinkle.
"But, she's your favorite. Are you sure you want me to take her?" I asked.
"Yes! You can even sleep with her," replied Natalie.
Twinkle turned out to be a great traveling partner..even if she consumed most of my Nutella during our weekend retreat.
|Twinkle enjoying breakfast on the deck.|
|We waited for the rain to clear before heading out to the outlet mall.|
Twinkle was a little possessive with the remote.
Thankfully, "There's Something About Mary" was something we could all agree on watching.
| Paint Box Cafe is now our new favorite lunch spot.|
It has become a pinning sensation for it's recipes and decor.
|The cafe offers half a dozen little nooks to nosh in.|
|An old door and silverware are re-purposed into a cool mug rack.|
|Blake's Choice Sandwich|
Panini with turkey, Monterey Jack & Cheddar
& "Paint Box bacon"
A house specialty featuring pecans pressed into the pork.
After lunch we headed to the outlets.
|Twinkle tried to be helpful, but since she only sees in black and white she often chose |
some crazy outfits for us to try on.
|Our little companion turned out to be a shopping good luck charm.|
|Twinkle offered to help me with my digital scrapbooking, but |
her little claws kept getting stuck between the keys.
|No cooking is our #1 rule while away. We enjoyed a quiet evening in |
with some yummy, thin crust pizza from JJ Twiggs.
|Turns out Twinkle is a bit of a lush.|
|Here's how we found her the next morning. |
What a lightweight.
|In the 6 years Barb and I have made this trip - this is the first time |
I thought to take a photo of us together.
It will be fun to look back on when we're 80.
I may go out of town once a year...but I'll always return home. I promise.