Don't have to ask me twice!!
I LOVE Payson....just enough north to be cooler but not too long to get there!
It was a wonderful day. We ate out on a patio with Bentley with us. Went walking by the lake in town...met some great new friends, and I got a private tour of a scrapbooking store!
Life is GOOD and I want to live it!
We always take Bentley to the park....he is in smell heaven! This time I took a picture of the monument to fallen Firefighters.
This is the old hotel. I have never taken a tour...but I will one day...
Look at all that yumminess!
I think this was a herron...
I saw the Advent cookie sheet calendar. Remember, Karen and I made these. So I wanted to get a picture.
As I am trying to take the picture, this woman says, oh, do you like those things? Well, everyone is friendly in Payson and I said, oh, I always come to this store when up from Phoenix. I thought at least I would look in the window. She says...and I kid you not....Well, let's go in....I look at her, and she smiles and says....I am the owner! I was going NUTS inside.....
So I went in...Barb couldn't turn on the computer, so I couldn't buy anything....but oh, the classes they have are fantastic. If you go to Payson, you have to stop by Paper and Metal Scrappers.
But, how big is it???
Oh, my goodness....I was in love. And it was on sale!
Ok...go back to the lake. A couple with their friend were walking their dog. Bentley had a friend....so we got to talking. (NO shock for me!) They told me they moved to Payson on the hill 12 years ago. We started talking about the antique stores and she said, you should see my pieces. I said, ok, does today work? so....at 3:00 my hubby and I went up the hill to their beautiful home on the mountain. Their dog MaiTai and Bentley got along famously, well, I think she didn't appreciate him drinking all her water, but otherwise, good. We looked at her family pieces, and sat on their deck overlooking the mountain. It was beautiful. We have new friends now, thank you Kris and Pete and MaiTai.
I can't wait to go back to Payson. It is growing and changing too fast for me....so I gotta enjoy it while I can! By the way.....best Dollar Tree in AZ as far as I have found!!