Once we got into the city, our first stop was at Bass Pro Shop. What a cool store! Aside from all the taxidermy. You could say I have taxidermy-phobia, or whatever the technical term for it is, if there is one. But I'm getting better. At least I'm trying. There was a department for everything outdoors - hunting (guns and archery), camping, boating, fishing, clothing...I'm sure if you're looking for something that has to do with the outdoors, this place has it. I'd almost be willing to bet on it. (That is, if I were a betting woman.) While we were walking through the fishing department, we checked out some of the flies that they had. This one was my favorite.
Once we paid for my postcards (only $1 each), we headed next door to a little wine tasting corner called "Put a Cork in it". Really cute, really friendly. Travis tasted (for free) a sweet wine, called "Red Dirt Road". It's description is as follows: "a special combination of wild field berries is blended with a delicious big red shiraz to create a wonderfully fruity treat". He enjoyed it so much, he picked up a bottle for $13.95. We'll be saving it to celebrate with later.
|a little wine conversation area - those "grapes" hanging above are actually lights!|
After walking back up to street level, we stopped in at a candy store where Travis picked up a Boylan's creamy red birch beer in a glass bottle. He enjoyed sipping it as we made our way back around the block to where the car was parked. At this point, we were ready to get on the road and head back in the direction of home. We decided to stop and grab some dinner on the way. Joe's Crab Shack was on the way home and we had been wanting to try it out - dinner location, agreed upon.
|how cute is he :)|
|Travis enjoyed a "shark bite" with his dinner|
|Travis had a big 'ol pot of seafood goodness for dinner|
|I had coconut shrimp with a very yummy pineapple sauce and onion strings|
|he really enjoyed his meal|
After checking out, and hitting the bathroom one last time before our hour + drive home, we were ready to hit the road. (And at this point, ready to be home.) On our drive home, we had front row seats to a simply breath-taking sunset.
We had a wonderfully unpredictable day. We enjoyed each others company. We laughed. We held hands. We enjoyed what could have possibly been our last little day trip before we add another member to our little family. We'll miss these days as a couple and being able to take off on a whim, but we are incredibly excited for what the future holds for us as a family of three. God's got a whole new kind of adventure in store for us. We're saddled up.