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Hometown Tourist #4: Brown Roof Thrift

Coffee and Thrift Shop!  What a concept!

My son and I visited Brown Roof Thrift Saturday morning and enjoyed the coffee and cookies!  My son even knew the barista from college!

After we were energized by sugar and caffeine, we strolled and shopped!  I found an interesting Christmas vest covered with geese dressed up in their Christmas clothes.  I hope I’ll get invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party in the near future!  I also found a vintage copy of Tom Sawyer complete with attached bookmark.  I paid $2 for my finds! My son purchased The Lord of the Rings book trilogy and another book that he promises to let me borrow after he reads it for a whopping $3!

I’ve found this Hometown Tourist project to be a little more difficult to achieve than the Pinterest project from last year!  However, I have only 49 more new places or adventures to experience in the next 5 months!  I need to get busy!


Hometown Tourist #3: NCG Movie Theater

NCG recliner

My birthday was 5 months ago and I’m only on my 3rd Hometown Tourist activity!

I’ve come to the realization that it’s hard to get out of one’s routine but I tried this past weekend to break the cycle!

We traveled all the way to the east side of town to watch a comedy at the NCG Movie Theater, hoping to prop our feet up, and eat a huge tub of popcorn.  Unfortunately, we arrived only to find out that the projector for that film was broken.  We scanned the other movies, found one that would be appropriate for the family, and then found out that projector was also broken!


The story doesn’t end.  We decided to drive back to the west side of town and go to our “usual” movie theater choice.  We arrived with 15 minutes to spare until movie time and found a line in front of the theater that resembled “Black Friday” at Best Buy.

We drove down the road to Barnes and Noble and eased our pain with caramel macchiatos and blueberry scones!

Sometimes its good to just do the same ole thing!

Hometown Tourist #2: Stone Soup in Landrum


This is not the actual picture of the delicious soup I had yesterday at Stone Soup because I was too focused on eating every drop to stop and take a photo.

I had a butternut, sweet potato, curry soup that was just amazing. If I had been at home, I would have licked the bowl!

It was paired with a grilled cheese sandwich complete with a bacon and onion jam. The cheese was so oozy that my napkin was an embarrassing mess!

Creme Brulee and other delicious desserts were available. I felt like I was on vacation as I enjoyed this meal spent with dear old and new friends on a perfect sunny Fall day!

I can’t wait to try out the dinner menu.

Here’s a link to their website!

Stone Soup





Hometown Tourist #1: Cork and Beans


I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to break the habit of going to the same old places and doing the same old things! I finally broke out of my comfortable routine and visited a really nice place close to home.  Cork and Beans has a relaxing area where you can drink a favorite beverage, eat some delicious food, and relax in a comfy chair! It’s kind of like eating and drinking on your couch minus the cooking and cleanup!

Check it out if you are in town! It is located near Publix at the corner of 290 and Reidville Rd.