Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Longview, Tyler, Pandoras Box in Frankston and Palestine...

There are many road trips that we really like to take from Huntsville. This is not too bad for scenery, just leave really early and get there when things open (around 10:00). There will be plenty to make the time fly, with all of the garage sales around the first weekend. There is Betty's, and just past there there are two resale shops that are really worth the stop. Then the Salvation Army, where we usually load up on great cheap finds, then the Antique stores. We are always able to find plenty to resale and find a new place to eat some lunch. We usually find a Mexican resteraunt and grade it by the queso, anywhere from a 1 to a 10. If the queso is tasty, we will go ahead and order the rest. We had to learn the hard way...all I am going to say is Gladewater across the tracks on the right. The hostess made the mistake of asking how everything was, and I told her. Then there was the big one downtown Dallas... Fenix.... wow, that is all I can say. Anyway, back to the trip. We are always very pleased at the shops in Tyler especially the one "Ye Olde Curiosity Shop" across the tracks. We have been skipping the one downtown, a little too nice for our taste. We then headed over to Frankston, where you will find Pandora's Box! You can always find plants, iron work, shabby chic, doors, knobs, antiques and great ideas for your own place. Then we end up in Palestine with the downtown shops and great deals all around. Finally to Little Mexico for dinner, the absolute favorite for me. i will make up any excuse to go to Palestine for Lunch or Dinner, they are amazing! (no Liqour) The hot dip is to die for and the Tacos al Carbon... (drool). OMG I want it still! You have just gotta go, cut up through Crockett and visit the Antique stores and the two resale shops on the main drive right past the north side of the square. The ability to shop is endless, just map out a trip and hit the road. We are heading to Houston this weekend, first the heights then Westheimer shops and finally Carolyn Thompsons. We hear they are moving to the old JC Penny store at the mall near by. We are excited for them and we cant wait to start shopping, I hear they have 20 new dealers... Exciting! Look out world, here we come.

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