Sunday, May 18, 2008

Day Trip

Friday I hit the road with my friend Leslie. We were off to Mt. Crawford.

The trip had an auspicious beginning. Leslie came to my house and we loaded up the car. When I went to start it, the battery was dead.

Thankfully my husband was still at home and he had a battery charger. In a few minutes he had the engine running.

We took a quick side trip to the Advanced Auto store in Daleville so they could check the battery. It was fine but needed recharging. So we headed out, just a half-hour later than anticipated.

I handed Leslie my little Nikon and told her to take pictures. See her reflection in the side mirror?

This was our destination: The Green Valley Book Fair. We are both avid readers. It was like taking two kids and handing them $100 in a candy store.

The store is 25,000 square feet of books. They are not the most current books but it is a vast selection. And I did not see a single book over $10.00. Some were just 99 cents!

I brought home so many that I could not carry them in one trip.

After more than two hours at the book fair, we went through Bridgewater. That's part of the campus above.

We stopped at Hardee's, where we both had a really good grilled chicken sandwich.

There are lots of farms up there. We went next to the Dayton Farmer's Market. Leslie brought home many pounds of dog bones for her pooch. And a lemon pie for her husband.

It was a very nice day.


  1. Glad your battery situation was only a minor setback. Sounds like you had a great time!

  2. That book fair sounds amazing. Like the pics too. Thanks for the get well wishes btw.

  3. I can do some damage on a booksale. I also love shopping for "special" edition type books for folks in my life - - great Christmas presents!

  4. Hmmmm, I posted a comment yesterday but it didn't seem to work. Anyway, it looks like you had a perfect day!


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