Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Exhausting Week, Heat, Vacating, Shopping

Shew, last week was exhausting!  As I've posted earlier, we are having a heat wave with lots of storms and power outages.  No air conditioning can take a lot out of a girl.  But, to celebrate the holiday, my love and I had planned on a short getaway to a local attraction, Natural Bridge.  This was a much needed getaway that we had planned several weeks back before the high temperatures set in.  We usually like to scope out the area before we go somewhere to get a general idea of what we'd like to do while we are there.  This time was no exception and we were looking forward to several activities in the area, but, alas, it just wasn't possible.  With all of the power outages in our state, of course our hotel was without power and they cancelled our reservation.  I was totally bummed because I had so been looking forward to some quality alone time with my man.  Being that he was just as bummed as I, we decided to be spontaneous and instead we took off for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

It was terribly hot there, I'm talking miserable, unbearable heat with lots of tourists and vacationers sucking up what little air there was.  We did stay at a nice hotel with an indoor and outdoor pool, which was a blessing in all of that heat.  Plus, we did a little shopping while there.  How do you get your man to want to shop with you?  You take them out into an over crowded, asphalted area in 100 degree weather and lead them into an air conditioned store. Brilliant!

I scored big time in the shoe department and came home with several pairs. A girl can never have too many pairs of shoes, don't you agree?  So, here are my shoe finds from our little diverted getaway.  What do you think?

A cute little pair of Tommy Hilfiger wedge espadrilles with a  fabric strap that ties at the ankle.  I love these and they are hubby's favorite too!

Mootsies Tootsies strappy leather sandal wedge espadrille in a mustard yellow

These wedges are a little lighter shade of mustard yellow from Wanted.  They have a cute little bow on the front and have a very 1940s feel to me.

A cute fabric polka dotted wedge espadrille from Ellen Tracy.  These have a zipper in the back and are very comfortable. 

A lacy pair of cream colored oxfords

A floral wedge from Rampage.  These are a little less comfy but I will sacrifice for fashion.
I also came home with a couple purses, some belts, and a couple rugs for our bathroom.  Overall, we had a very nice time, enjoyed each others company, and spent way too much money -- I blame the heat.  hehehe  So, its back to work for me, got to pay for my shoe shopping habit.  I would still like to spend a few days at Natural Bridge so hopefully that will happen soon.  I'm already looking and planning for our next little getaway.

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