Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thelma and Louise on A Road Trip

Schools out, tired of cleaning, surgery coming up - not sure the excuse but we both had a day clear to head out on an adventure.  Kim armed with her printed out Google Maps and me with my atlas.  Yes, we were hitting the road.
First stop was some fuel for Kim.  The girl has these running through her veins....
Iced Caffè Latte






















Next we headed down into the central San Joaquin Valley to a town called Lathrop.  Never  heard of it, well I bet your have heard of this.
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We then headed over to the west side of the valley to a little city called Pleasanton to a shop called English Rose.  It is featured in the Tea Time Magazine July/August issue on the stands now.  Here is a peek of the shop, their outdoor seating area and our sumptuous tea.
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The English Rose Tea Shop

Our next stop - In Between Stitches a Quilt Shop in Livermore, California.
They were chosen one of the top 11 quilt shops in the latest Quilt Sampler Magazine.

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In Between Stitches


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I will save the funny stories for Kim i.e., her managing to go through a red light and other assorted tales.  It was a wonderful day, with a wonderful friend.  (Although she still can not get over me suggesting a Raw Food Restaurant.... :o) Still smiling here.  We got home in one piece (thanks to Kim's driving.)  Chocolate, a tea and wondering around an excellent quilt shop with a friend - It Was A Good Thing!
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Cheerio!

9 comments:

pinsandneedles said...

I really like the collages with Smilebox. They worked great and were very cute. I have a crazy craving for Ghirardelli dark chocolate!!

Shelley said...

I nearly blew my diet looking at the chocolate!! Then, I cried at the loveliness of the tea shop and blew my diet some more on the Queen's tea tray of sweets! Good thing I wasn't with you because you would have had to roll me into the quilt shop!LOL! Like the Smileboxes but found the words too small too read. Or maybe that's just my eyesight going!LOL!Did I hear someone say "chocolate"!??

Sinta Renee said...

Love the field trip photos! I could see them just fine! What a fun day of therapy!:)

Miss Jean said...

Next time you two are down this way give Becky and I a call and we'll meet up! The Ghirardelli shop is open late, like 8:00 p.m. and is fabulous. Melissa and the crew at In Between Stitches are really nice. I've never heard of the tea shop - and I used to live in Pleasanton - so I'll have to give it a try! Glad you two had a great time.

Kelly Ann said...

What...no jail time involved on this road trip?

PunkiePie said...

What a great time!! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Hi Gran! Saw the great photos with no problem. I am impressed w/your high tech abilities!!! Love your friend's quilt below too ... absolutely gorgeous! Watch out world ... "Thelma and Louise will ride again soon!"

Dorothy said...

Hi Gran,
Looks like you had a wonderful field trip. In Between Stitches looks like a lovely shop. Did you make any purchases?
Hope the surgery isn't too serious, and you won't need too much recovery time. Take care.

paulette said...

Now that's my kind of field trip!! (without kids!!)- Good food, chocolate, quilt shop and a good friend...doesn't get any better than that!!
Glad you are taking Kim's mind off her surgery!! She sounds anxious over it!! Good thing she has such a good friend!!
Paulette