Good news! We got to LaurieAnna's at Canton Texas!
There was a traffic jam in town on Saturday afternnoon. (Peak time for visitors to the flea market on "First Mondays.") But we found a good route with our GPS navigator to the shop we traveled many long miles to visit for the first time.
Texas is huge and flat, with much barren land between our house and LaurieAnna's.
A photo op stop at this ancient picturesque church on a wayside hilltop seemed only necessary. (Even though the wind was so wild that day it almost knocked me over.)
You know you are a long way from anywhere when you see a road sign like this one. . . .
The wind turned into a serious sand storm.
We could see the approach for desolate miles, looking more like smoke rising up from a brush fire and darkening the sun.
Tumbling tumble weeds by the score. (I coughed and cleared my throat all the next day.)
I wanted to show you pictures of our visit to the shop too, but none are allowed. Something was said about an insecurity about competitors. But seriously. There was no one else I was trekking to see! And who on earth could possibly compete? I mean, really. Have you been to LaurieAnna's???
All the photos here are from the website. They told me they were there, and apparently consider them adequate. I assure you they are not.
So I have failed to reveal the current general splendor to you. But it did leave me free to gape. (As all the other pilgrims were doing.) And yes. . . Oh yes. . . . I laid some money down. (*insert big happy smile*)
Among other things I brought home a few of these little bunnies under the dome. . . .
And a couple ruffled pillow shams.
(Can't stay away from the linens!)
More fun and games tomorrow...