There are some towns nearer to us, but they are some what limited, unless you want to buy floral print skirts and elastic waist pants (which I don’t).
The other downside of small towns is that all the shops you want to go to are spread up and down the street, which, while picturesque, means you need to hop in the car 7 times just to get everything. Of course this also means getting kids in and out of the car 7 times.
So we are heading to a big town where I can park the car in a carpark and get everything in the one place. It’s kind of crazy but I am looking forward to it. We will probably only have lunch in the food court, but that is fine by me.
While we are in town, Country Boy has big plans to collect acorns from some oak trees. He wants to grow some more oaks to put around the farm, so he needs to get acorns from some specific species of oaks. For reasons I don’t even pretend to comprehend, he has a book telling him what species of trees are found in what streets in town (who writes these books??).
One of the things I definitely miss about the mountains is how convenient it was to get anything we needed. Shopping has become an ordeal, and it takes so much time to keep us supplied with what we need. I buy a lot of things we need on line, but I am not confident to buy clothes with out trying them on first. The plan is to buy every bit of clothing I need for the next 6 months so I don’t need to go again anytime soon!