This past Friday night a couple of our friends and my husband and I were sitting at our bar (in our home)
Couldn't sleep very well that night so we got up around 7:30 a.m. and cleaned up and hit the pavement shopping. There are so many neat shops to be found. My favorite shops are located in what is called "The Village Shops." I bought some yummy smelling Crabtree & Evelyn Nantucket Briar body mist and wish I had gone ahead and took the plunge and bought the lotion. I cannot find it anywhere here in my town. I guess I will have to order it online. We also found this really cool shop called "Earthbound" that has lots of reggae, hippy things in it. We bought this cool bamboo/bead room divider/curtain that has palm trees on it and it will look pretty neat in my tiki bar. They were playing some really great sounding reggae music so naturally we had to buy that cd also. Ended up buying a sweatshirt with a hood as it was raining that day also. We got home around 6:30 p.m. that night...what a fun weekend...we haven't done anything spontaenous like that in so long I cannot remember the last time we did it.
watching the "Big Blue Madness" (our big celebration for the upcoming University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball season) and about 10:00 p.m. we got to talking about "The Cheese Cupboard" in Gatlinburg, TN.
If you haven't eaten there, they have the best sandwiches. To look at it you would think it is this tiny cheese shop...upstairs is a closely guarded secret...a tiny restaurant that is so intimate. Every September we go to Gatlinburg with a group of our friends and we rent a chalet for the weekend and we girls always stop in there on Saturdays and eat...it has become a tradition for over 25 years. That is where we have our yearly "therapy" session. We talk about anything and everything we want to talk about...mostly closely guarded secrets...what is said in The Cheese Cupboard, stays in The Cheese Cupboard. Anyway, at 10:00 p.m. we decide that we are gonna go eat at The Cheese Cupboard in Gatlinburg. We take off right then and there only throwing a few things together in the car. We arrive there at 3:00 a.m. in the morning and wonder where we are gonna stay for the rest of the night. We should have just stayed up and made a slumber party of it. We got lucky and found the last two rooms on the outskirts of town. October is the busiest month in Gatlinburg as the trees are turning and people just love the fall like atmosphere.
If you haven't done anything spontaneous in a long time, I highly recommend it!