Thursday, September 11, 2008

Girlfriend Getaway!

Just returned home yesterday from a Girlfriend Getaway sponsored by Travel Concepts in Aurora, NE. The pictures above are from historic Weston, MO. Tomorrow I will post some other pictures from the trip.

My lifelong best friend, Sharon, and I turned 60 last month and we decided we would celebrate by spending some time together. This was a trip to historic Weston, MO and Atchison, KS, home of Mary Carol Garrity/Nell Hill's. Mary Carol is the Martha Stewart of KS and her elegant home was open to the public over the weekend. Her retail store is called Nell Hill's and is in downtown Atchison with many other lovely gift shops.

We also attended the New Theater in Overland Park, KS on Friday night and the Atchison Community Theater on Saturday night....both excellent productions.

There was also a farmer's market and flea market in town over the weekend. We also stopped in St.Joe, MO for lunch at a victorian home that is being restored as a bed and breakfast called Whiskey Mansion.

Some pictures to share from the first day....I'll share some of Atchison tomorrow.

St George Hotel in Weston, MO - Lovely architecture and antebellum homes all throughout the town, many on the National Historic Register.

Winery in Weston, MO - in an old church

Arbor at the Winery in Weston, MO

Patio at the Vineyard where we ate was a little chilly this day so we ate on the glassed-in porch.

Lovely stained glass from the Vineyard Restaurant. It was such a "moment", sitting on the porch in a quiet little town, far from the worries of the world.

1 comment:

Regina said...

Hi Cindy-
Love the pics you took on your get-away weekend. Will we be seeing any of the sights in your future projects?
I'm excited to tell you that I got the full set of Stabilo pastel pencils this week! There was a special at ASW that I couldn't resist. Thanks for all your inspiration.