If you do not know already, I am a collector ~ a gatherer.
There are few things better to me then a day of antiquing....junking.
So Friday & Saturday were extra special when friends joined me in an Adventure in MN.
Jani, Nan & Sarah drove up from the Madison area Friday, collected me at the farm....and on we traveled. Nan cheerfully drove through wind & rain & sleet & snow----following a GPS that seemed a bit in over her head (I'm referring to the Garmen here) in the metro area (I ~ 4 ~ 9 ~ 4).
Our first destination...Junk Bonanza! Starting out with a hug from the one & only Ki, we were off, oogling over the beautiful vendor booths, each finding a treasure or two along the way. It was the closing bell that sent us off to our next stop - IKEA. Three hours in IKEA ~ you bet! Saturday was set aside for the Minnesota Flea Market....first of the year. Now, perhaps I failed to mention that the Twin Cities got about 5 inches of snow Thursday night! Did not matter...we are hardy Wisconsinites! Outdoor vendors, sure- they are hardy Midwesterners too - and the sun even warmed us up.
I am lucky beyond lucky to have such fab friends. They laugh with ease, aren't afraid to get dirt under their nails, travel 5 hours to hang out, and can carry on meaningful conversations about anything....anything. The car was full on the way home, packed & repacked. And as they turned left at the end of my driveway....pieces of my heart traveled home with them. How ever did I gather such friends?