Monday, April 4, 2016

Travels with Charlie: Sunday Stroll

Sometimes our travels take us far and wide and sometimes we don't go very far from home. 

On a recent Sunday we didn't stray very far from home at all. We visited a local shopping center that has a special place in my heart because I worked there at a temp job over the summer. I love all the cute shops and outdoor seating areas.

 As with most of our outdoor shopping areas, the Crossroads is very dog friendly and Charlie enjoys a visit there as long as we don't visit her doctor who is located at the far end of the parking lot. 

She would also prefer that we didn't make her ride in an elevator. She really is not a fan. So, like any good mommy, I made sure to get a picture.

Don't worry, no dogs were forced to ride in elevators in the making of this picture.

She loves to walk on the wide sidewalk and try to visit the stores.

Some of the stores actually encourage her visit.

Of course the reason the hardware store is so pet-friendly probably has something to do with the fact that there is a big pet food store right next door.

On this particular Sunday we weren't looking for hardware or pet food. We were in search of CAKE!

 You see, this year Mr. T and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary. Yeah, I know, I can't believe it's been that many years either. Of course, I'd love to have a nice party with family and friends to mark the occasion, boy how I would love to, but that's not in the cards again this year. So we're doing the only thing we can do - we're eating a boatload of cake all year.

Each month, on our anniversary date, we are getting some form of cake to celebrate. This month we had a coupon to "buy one, get one free" at the cake store so that's just what we did.

Mr. T had chocolate chocolate chip and I chose white chocolate raspberry. He made his last 2 days...I can't say the same. I ate that whole thing in one sitting and wished there was more.

It's probably a good thing we're only celebrating once a month.

It's possible that Charlie pouted a little bit because we didn't share. 

But she'll be ready next week for another big adventure when we Travel with Charlie!


  1. What a cute place that looks like! How funny that Charlie refuses to get on the elevator:) I must say, they're not my favorite place to be either so I can relate. What a cute idea to celebrate your anniversary every month!!! 30 years, that's awesome:) Kyran and I are coming up on a whopping 6 this month...woohooo! Glad to see a blog post from you:) Happy Anniversary!

  2. That's almost as good as birthday month. Maybe we'll do that for our 60th.

  3. Just wanted to pop by for a visit. I'm not sure you are still blogging. I'm getting the fire back to begin blogging again.

    You got married the same year I did. My husband and I celebrated our 30th back in February. Happy anniversary to the two of you!

    Charlie is adorable! A couple months ago, I got a new puppy. She has been keeping me quite busy.

    Happy weekend,


  4. Welcome to Orlando..Glad you and Charlie made the move. You will find Orlando is a really dog friendly town. I don't know if you came to the Polka Dot Flea today or if you are coming tomorrow, if you are be sure to stop and say hi!


  5. Have you said goodbye to blogging? Or are you just taking a blog break?

    After a long break, I'm back to blogging. Since my old Blogger account was associated with an email address I no longer use, I had to open a new Blogger account. I am "following you with that account. That's why my photo is there twice.


  6. Charlie is so cute! belated 30th wedding anniversary greetings :)


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