This month is rapidly coming to a close. We’ve been staying busy, but we have also been filling our days with relaxation and visits with friends. A couple of weeks ago, we ventured over to the quaint historic area of a nearby small town called Clinton. Our mission? We wanted to check out some of Clinton's charming antique stores!
I captured a few photos with my handy little iPhone. We had a fun time looking! The displays were colorful and the weather was cooperative. Don’t you love all of the reflections in the storefront windows?
I defied the urge to empty my wallet. Mr. Jim couldn’t resist paying $3 for an antique tourist pamphlet of the Canadian Rockies, filled with old photographs. And, when we passed an old-fashioned barbershop, we laughed out loud when we saw this sign in the window. Amen to those sentiments!
We discovered that one of the old buildings has a colorful mural painted on its side. Isn’t that pretty?
Once we got tuckered out, we wandered over to Hoskins Drug Store for some refreshment. A mainstay of the downtown area, the store has been at this location since 1947. Mr. Jim’s reflection shows in the right-hand window of the photo. He was checking out a road construction project while I recorded the scene. The signboard near the entrance proclaims an after-school special: a grilled cheese sandwich and milkshake for $5. It was my treat at the soda fountain. Mr. Jim got a root beer float, and I got a chocolate milkshake. Mmm, they were delicious!
It was a very nice little journey, without any of the usual traveling hassles!