One of the perks of having a teacher's schedule is the time off. Even better when the husband is a teacher too. This week we were on Spring Break, but we've also been on a Spending Hiatus. So when you've been chillin' all week, you get creative about what to do without spending money and gas.
Enter the day trip to Old Town Temecula where we perused the plethora of antique malls, the House of Jerkey (Jon's Mecca where he sat outside and ate the whole bag, stupefied in a Jerkey coma), the mercantile, boutiques and the gardens.
Mmmmm. Comic books. Look closely and you can see the drool. What grown man (or ungrown, for that matter) wouldn't leave a little cloud of breath as he pressed up to the glass as my man is doing here? None, I believe.
I think I'm falling in love with succulents. These are no exception.
My favorite part of antique stores is the tools. Silverware and lamps are pretty great too, but none of that frilly stuff.
I have some pretty vivid memories about antique shopping with my cousins and our moms. For us it was torture; we had to have hands clasped or behind our backs the whole time! But in my family, they're called Auntie Q's: My mom's little sister called them this, reading the word phonetically as a child. Today, I can enjoy this awesome phenomenon of purchasing people's old stuff, even if I still call them Auntie Q's, but with hands unclasped.