Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekend Highlight: Headed to Nowhere...


This weekend my gals and I decided to venture out of our little world and discover something new, something different. We wanted to get out of town for a few hours and go anywhere, but we didn't know where. After work on Friday, one of my friends and I decided to just take a drive (that sounds really old, but remember when people just used to take drives? Well that's what we did!). We took a drive in the opposite direction of home, using no map and no GPS. We just drove, and saw beautiful barns and open farms and you could see for miles. It was a beautiful sunset too. We drove and drove until we saw a water tower.

We figured there had to be a town where the water tower was. We stumbled across this town of about 1,000 people and it was so cute. It was a cute little town with one of those "greasy spoon" type diners. We knew we had to go back and eat there. So that's what we did. We recruited a few more of our pals and drove off the 45 minutes to the town we barely knew the name of and had a delicious dinner there! It was such a fun, "down home" place and feeling and such a fun adventure. After our great meal, we took more of a drive. We were able to see thousands and thousands of stars. In fact, we even lay down in the middle of a road (no one was harmed, no worries!) to look up. I know I was feeling us channeling the Notebook when they both lie down in the middle of the street! This was seriously in the middle of nowhere. No cars. No streetlights. No action. Just a town with a a Main Street and long highway beside it. It was a gorgeous night and we had so many laughs and a great time.

Oh Central Illinois. This place was definitely a Small Town, USA.
Have you ever ventured out to nowhere before? Would you ever do it again?

Hope everyone else had fabulous weekends! In addition to this little night, I did go see the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and they were fabulous. Such amazing talent and they played one of my favorite piano concertos. It was a gorgeous fall weekend, one of those straight out of a movie. I want another one!

Real fall (aka damp rains and cooler temps) come this week, so I can't wait to break out lots and lots of layers.

What'd you do this weekend?

Happy Monday!



~Susan

6 comments:

  1. How much FUN! Going for a drive with out a destination in mind is one of my favorite things to do! Every time I have moved to a new place, it is one of the first things I do! Glad you had fun love! xoxo

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  2. That sounds like fun! I've never tried to go anywhere without a destination before, but I think I want to now! And I'm glad the Orchestra was fun!

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  3. Oh yeah, those small town diners are the best! Love that you had a little adventure this weekend!

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