Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fast Fiesta Trip!

Monday morning we woke up in our own bed after a whirlwind trip to Traverse City and down the west coast of Michigan in two days, visiting all of the lighthouses along the way. My car had started making some loud noises on the trip home, so we took it in and found out it needed a new wheel bearing.

While that was getting fixed, we took off in Mr's car for the Fiesta Factory in Newell West Virginia-over 4 hours away! I was so shocked when he asked me if I wanted to go!! I felt like a kid in a candy store!! I wandered around the seconds room, loading up crates. Then I wandered around outside loading up crates. They had recently held a tent sale and hadn't brought all of the stuff in to the seconds room.

Then I wandered around the main retail store, several times. I kept finding things I needed couldn't live without wanted, and I kept ooh-ing and ahh-ing, and adding things to my pile. Mr was very patient and very helpful (carrying my crates)-he's usually very impatient and tapping his foot to hurry me along. He actually made this whole day to be all about me-and it was so much fun!!!

I finally finished and nearly had a stroke at how much it all came to! Especially when the lady wrapping my stuff got it all into two small boxes!! Most of the things I bought were seconds, except the poppy colored things and the marigold and candy corn shakers. I even found a couple of shirts!

The ride home seemed shorter even with the massive rain storm making it hard to see and drive! I'm still grinning ear to ear and chuckling that we made that trip-all in one day!

 Two marigold plates and a lapis plate

 Ivory disk pitcher, poppy disk pitcher,ivory, marigold, scarlet, flamingo, turquoise and lapis sauce boats-along with the one thing Mr BHTS wanted...a lemongrass latte mug---disappeared from the counter between Monday night and Tuesday morning when we left again. I think our oldest son must have liked it...shoulda got a few more!

 I was hoping to get a full set of different colors of the mixing bowls,but they only had this big one in peacock and a smaller one in red. I already have the red one.

When we got home, my car was home and Mr's bike was home. The boys picked them both up for us. It's amazing how much your kids will do for you when they are trying to get you to get out of town so they can live like slobs for a week!

Tuesday morning included a Costco run for my mom and a car that was packed to the roof! So many people made comments about my full carts in the store as I was walking around! I had 3 pkgs of paper towel and 3 of toilet paper as well as a bunch of other stuff that my mom needed. I finally told one older guy why I was buying so much, and he laughed and said, "T.P. for the U.P.-eh".

When I got home, we rearranged the car, loaded in our stuff and took off for my parents house in the U.P.. We both were thinking we could have really used the cashier at the Fiesta store to pack our car for us! We managed to make a quick stop at one of my favorite places-The Antique Warehouse in Saginaw! I found an orange pyrex 502 and a sun purple medicine bottle.

Of course, we ran into more rain. It rained most of the way up.It is raining today, but tomorrow is supposed to be decent. We are leaving for home on Saturday with my parents. Just a quick trip down and back up in the same day to go to my aunt's 70th birthday party and a cousin's grad party. Then back to "God's Country" for another week.

We went into town today and visited a few places. I'm hoping to get to Harbor Wear, and Scalawags in Mackinac City either tomorrow or Friday, and sometime next week a trip to the Soo and hopefully a few of my other favorite places. Other than that, I hope for lots of time floating on the lake and dunking a few worms!


  1. what a nice productive trip you made.
    I would love to see the Homer Laughlin factory outlet store

  2. WOW I am in awe of all that Fiesta, I would have certainly spent more than I should have on mugs ... and pitchers for mugs! How wonderful your husband and sons were :D

  3. Wow, how fun to visit the Homer Laughlin factory! Your hubby is a supportive spouse......he gets a big gold star for that day!