The solution - day trips! These tend to work out better for us anyway because it can be a spontaneous thing, requires no time off from work, and of course is way cheaper.
This weekend I was feeling a little adventurous and wanted to do some exploring. David and I hadn't been to Bollinger Mill since we were kids, so I thought it would be fun to check it out again. It's just a short 30 minute drive from our place, so it was a great afternoon getaway.
Inside the mill, there are a lot of great displays featuring old equipment. I loved these old grain bags and the huge grain cart!
To me, the best feature is the covered bridge next to the mill - it's one of only four remaining covered bridges in the state.
|Taken through a hole in the wood from inside the bridge.|
If you want to, you can go down and take a dip in the water. After seeing this, though, I decided I'd stay on dry land. Unacceptable bacteria levels? No, thank you!
This would be a really great getaway for families because there are lots of picnic tables outside and there is plenty of open land for kids (or adults!) to run around and play. Just stay out of the water! :)
After checking out all the mill had to offer, we went to the cutest little antique shop just up the road.
I got an adorable chicken platter and David got a game called Dragonriders. So predictable, I know!
|He couldn't wait until we got home to check it out!|
I also found the most perfect piece of furniture ever. I want to put it in the bathroom for storage, so we took the measurements and are trying to figure out if it will work. I'm so obsessed with it! So obsessed, in fact, that I'm not going to describe it or post a picture for fear that someone else will swipe it!
If you've never been to Bollinger Mill or haven't been since you were a kid, you should definitely check it out. It's worth the drive!