a stroll around town

IMG_7866 Thanksgiving will be spent with my in-laws.  The "over the river and through the woods" trip to will take a whole 5 minutes to get there.  And my contribution to the dinner will simply be the pumpkin cheesecake I recently made for Bobby's birthday.

The time not spent preparing Thanksgiving sides will be spent making a special Thanksgiving treat today with my girlies just because.  (You'll get to see them tomorrow!)

I love just because.

This just because project has been talked about for many consecutive dinnertime conversations. The how-to, that is.  And yesterday it required a trip to our new local candy shop downtown, Georgie Lou's.

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I reminded the girls how lucky they are to live in a town that has been around since before the Revolutionary War.  A town where Molly Pitcher lived and a town where George Washington passed through on his way to end the Whiskey Rebellion.

The big girls listened, staring at the large mural that told the town's tale as I read the historic marker aloud.

And the twins, they simply hooted.  Someday they'll be impressed.

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And then we found it.  The candy shop with all of the modern bells and whistles created out of the bones of just another historic building.

I don't think I could ever leave the East!

What about you?  How are your Thanksgiving plans coming together??