Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Chillicothe Vacation Day

Yesterday, Stevie and Jessica came over and wanted to go eat dinner at Dock at Water in Downtown Chillicothe.  Todd and I have never been there, so we were excited to go.  It was delicious. I  got the chicken fingers and Chili and it was very yummy.  Jessica and Stevie go there often and I think we will too.
Jessica and Stevie at Dock at Water

It turns out that Chillicothe was having their Shop and Stroll evening.  The downtown shops stay open later on the second Saturday of every month.  We decided to take a stroll and do some shopping.  We went to BBB Music and some other shops and browsed around.  They have a nice History Shop that Todd really liked.  There is also a consignment boutique that I really like and will probably spend a lot of money there in the future.

Downtown Chillicothe

Then we went to Lloyd's Sweet Shoppe.  We bought some yummy caramel chocolates topped with salt. Oh yeah, those are worth the Weight Watchers Points!  We each bought a candy grab bag.  Mine had a chocolate bar that said, "I love Werewolves."  It's chocolate so I'll enjoy it anyway.  

Todd and Jessica started talking about the local history and the Hopewell Indian Mounds.  Jessica is an archaeological expert at the Hopewell Mound City Group.  By "expert" I mean she went to a dig there for a school project.  So we decided to go check it out.  The park ranger there remembered Jessica and told us we were in good hands.  We walked along a nature trail and came to the Scioto River.  It was very pretty.  Stevie sampled many wild berries along the way.  I think Oscar would really enjoy it, so we need to go back and bring him with us. 

Todd, Jessica, and Stevie overlooking the Scioto River

Yesterday was so much fun and it felt like a mini-vacation for me.  I wish I had brought my better camera, but my iPhone's camera seemed to do a good job.

I enjoyed the day so much, I scrapbooked three pages today about it.  I was inspired by the Friday Night Sketch Night Challenges over at Scrapadilly.
Here are the layouts:

Shop & Stroll.  I enjoyed using papers and embellishments from Webster's Pages for this.

Hopewell Mound.  I used lots of supplies from my stash.

Scioto River.  I used papers and embellishments that I received from my Scrap Pal a long time ago.

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Three More Cards!

I made these three cards during the July Mini Card Crop at Scrapadilly.
I used some papers and embellishments that were sent to me as a RAK.  I love the bright colors.

Priceless Card.  
Also for Sneak Peek Challenge at The Crafty Table.

Big Flower Card.
Also for the Inspiration Challenge at The Crafty Table.

Hi Weave card.
Also for the Sneak Peek Challenge at The Crafty Table.