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!