An Anniversary Staycation Part 2

I love our home and our backyard, so when we decided to spend our anniversary at home this year, I was excited to plan our anniversary staycation. This is Part 2 of our staycation. Read Part 1 HERE which is all about FRIDAY.

SATURDAY

I had found a Groupon for a creek floating adventure, so Saturday morning we got up and headed out towards Oxford, AL , for some Floating Fun. Looking at their website, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but for the price, I highly recommend it!

Creek floating, inner tube floating, floating Alabama

The first thing you see upon arrival, is the registration office. It’s a rinky dink  no frills kind of place, but you can’t beat the tranquility and beauty we saw on our two hour float down the Choccolocco Creek.

* These photos came from Floating Fun’s Facebook page. We had just bought new phones and I refused to take them with us, so I didn’t get any pictures of my own.*

Creek floating, inner tube floating, floating Alabama

It was so peaceful and quiet, it seemed that we may be the only two occupants on the river that day. But that wasn’t the case, because we saw turtles, mallards, blue heron, and thankfully, no snakes!

Creek floating, inner tube floating, floating Alabama

We enjoyed ourselves so much, we seriously considered doing it again during the weekend. But our weekend turned out to be over much quicker than expected, as all vacations do.

SUNDAY

Sunday was a day of rest. I promised Mr. Menace that I would not schedule something to do every day, because he likes to sleep late  we both had some things that we wanted to do at home. I did a lot of reading, sun worshiping and dipping in the hot tub.

MONDAY

Mr. Menace decided to take me to my favorite plant nursery! Now, THIS was a treat! I usually go by myself, so to have him tag along was indeed special.

We first stopped for brunch at First Watch. It’s clearly a yuppy place: we were the only old folks there, AND the only ones with coffee and a diet “soda” on the table. Everyone else was young and was drinking water.

Then we were off to Myers Plants and Pottery. Even when I am not in the market for any new plants, I can just walk around this nursery for hours. I love everything about it. Much of my garden art came from this nursery;

bottle trees,

Garden Art, Bottle Trees, Completing the Garden beyond plants

purple pots,

Garden Art, Dressing up the garden, pretty pots for plants

large green pot,

Garden Art, Dressing up the garden, pretty pots for plants

Mexican pottery Frog and many of my plants also.

Garden Art, Dressing up the garden, talavera frog

And now, they have extended their antiques section and guess who found themselves something to purchase?

antiques, warehouse scale, plants and pottery

Mr. Menace had a great time in their newly expanded antiques department. And he fell in love with this warehouse scale. He decided he couldn’t live without it.

But of course it wouldn’t fit in the car.

TUESDAY

Tuesday was pickup day for the new antique scales.

Antique Warehouse Scales, Staycation, Plants & Pottery

It is extremely heavy.

Antique Warehouse Scales, Staycation, Plants & Pottery

Those columns are iron.

Antique Warehouse Scales, Staycation, Plants & Pottery

Mr. Menace estimates them to be around 400-600 lbs.

I sure did wish those guys could bring their tow motor along to our house and help get it inside!

Antique Warehouse Scales, Staycation, Plants & Pottery

I should have known that Mr. Menace had a plan though. He took it all apart and moved it inside piece by piece.

Antique Warehouse Scales, Staycation, Plants & Pottery

Nothing like a good puzzle!

Antique Warehouse Scales, Staycation, Plants & Pottery

And so ends our staycation. We had a great time.

Have you ever done the staycation thing?

 

 

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