Thursday, August 12, 2010

I just returned from a road trip up into Idaho, St. Charles, Paris, Montpileir and a place called Dingle to be exact. I was with a friend who owns a darling vintage home with a big raspberry patch. It was such a wonderful drive, clear blue sky, cooler air, antique shops along the way, lunch at Bajio's in Logan. dinner at the Blue Bear in St charles and breakfast at the truck stop in Montpielier.

We stoped at a resident potters shop where we found some of the most beautiful hand made, pottery I have every seen. My favorite was the little horse with high heels, on the lid of a pot. She creates a tiny frog that sits on the edge of a pot and a tiny bear and bunny on other lids.

A couple of fun antiques shops. The Jail House and the Homestead Antiques.

An awesome old green barn that is now a house.

I've never seen a home built out of cynderblocks.

Sorry John, I have a new boyfriend in Montpielier. Found him at the truck stop just outside of town, where I got a 12" pancake.

We wanted to go out into the bullrush and see the wildlife but all we saw were ducks.
Everybody had flown south for the winter. They probebly have a long way to go.

A sad lonely hungry black cat looking for mice. We got her a bowl of food and stood and watched her, but, she didn't move one inch until she found a mouse.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love small old towns like that. And that pottery is fantastic. The horse in high heels is adorable! We have lots of street cat around here. I try to feed those that I can. Some are so used to foraging for food, they don't know what cat food is -- you can tell the ones who have lived inside before and have been put out by their owners. Poor things.

    Hope you have a terrific day. Best wishes, Tammy

  2. What a fun and beautiful road trip you must have had! Love all the photos! That new boyfriend of yours looks a little stiff!

  3. So fun! Love it up there in Idaho. See you on Tuesday! Mimi

  4. What a fun trip, I love these kids of trips the very best! :D

  5. Aren't road trips great this time of year? I've done that loop around Bear Lake once-- it's fun. Can't remember Dingle though, and I should with a name like that!
    Hey, I finally coralled my husband and had him figure out how to leave a comment on your blog-- woo hoo!
    BTW, I'm still collecting blankets form yard sales and thrift shops. I will get them too you one of these days. Love, Kelly

  6. Cindy, you are looking sooo great!!!!
    Did you stop at LaBeaus for a fresh raspberry shake?