I had the most wonderful day in recent memory on Monday. I picked Chloe up from school and decided that we wouldn’t go straight home but would do something I’ve wanted to do since we moved here- walk on Main Street and take pictures. The leaves are really fantastic right now and the weather was perfect, cool and dry, and I was having a fantastic hair day. So off we went.
The first stop was the Green-Moore house. I can’t imagine living in a Victorian house but it’s wonderful for pictures. Most of the historical homes have these plaques in front that tell you when the house was built and I presume the names of the people that built it. One day I’d like to find out if I’m right about that.
Green-Moore House 1896
This is the leafy mess that made me decide to do this. We don’t have any trees like this in our yard and I knew the girls would love it…and they did. There were squeals and giggles and throwing leaves in the air. It really was just what I needed to clear my head. I felt so very happy- I’m going to do it again soon.
And the funny house. It probably has a real name but I look for it with every changing season or holiday. The owner(s) really take pride in dressing it up.
- The Funny House
It’s really cute but I think I might be a little creeped out with all of the dolls and things on the front porch.
They even invite you into their pumpkin house. It’s up all the time during Halloween but we’ve never been in there. Mostly because I can’t imagine just walking into someone’s garage and also because I have no idea what’s in there. I see lots of kids going in and out of there on Halloween night so it’s probably fine.
Actually Main Street is a pretty popular place to Trick or Treat. The street is lined with cars and there are kids everywhere. Last year one of the houses had a screen set up and they were playing The Munsters. That made me want to stop. That’s what I’m thinking of doing with the kids this year. We usually take them to the mall and they get about 5 pieces of candy- which is all I want them to have- but it’s not as much fun. I don’t think I have Travis sold on the idea yet though.
My Favorite Tree
This is my favorite tree. I look for it every single year because the leaves are so brilliant. It’s on the corner of a really busy intersection and the top has been a bit mangled by the electric company (the threat of ice and snapping lines and all) but I still think it’s beautiful. The owners have ivy covering the trunk and I think it’s beautiful.
There was lots more fun that day. We walked to the shops and ran into people selling Shih Tzus on the street. They were so completely gorgeous and have made me rethink getting a Westie.
Heyday Gifts in Franklin
The shopping didn’t last all that long because it’s not nearly as much fun as just walking. Not with girls that want to touch *everything*. So we made our way back and talked about all the other things we want to see and do- like buy a Shih Tzu. And play in the leaves. It was so fabulous. It really was the most fabulous day.
- The end of our trip