Thursday, February 2, 2012

Try New Adventures: City Exploring

On one of Tad's days off, we decided to go exploring in our little town of Enid, Oklahoma. We have only lived here a little over a year, and we have come across some interesting, fun little shops over the past few weeks. So we decided to take some time to go around and visit some of the places we hadn't been. We started out at this little, local health food store. We came from Chicago, the mecca of healthy eating with their 2 story Whole Foods store, Trader Joe's, Sunflower Market, and outdoor farmer's markets all throughout the city. So this was a bit small, but nice to find a little place that had some familiar stuff and things that the local grocery store probably wouldn't carry.

Then, continuing on in our health journey, there was a little bakery that people have been talking about that opened up not too long ago. If you blink you'll miss it because it's so tiny!! It's just that little building right there with the little purple sign. But don't let that fool you! There were some good eats in there! Tad got a sticky bun, I got a cream cheese filled croissant, the kids got cookies, and we got coffee and juice!! Yum!! I did think to take a picture before they were totally gone!

This is a cool painting on the side of one of the old buildings in town. Just thought it was worth a picture!!
Tad wanted to check out a couple of pawn shops and just see what was in them, and so we took turns getting out at some different places without the kids.

I went into this cool little school supply store and got Maddy a coloring book that teaches them the basics about the state of Oklahoma. They had lots of good stuff in there, and it was good to know that I had somewhere to get those specific things I will need for Maddy's school!

We just took a picture of this cool little bakery/restaurant. They served food for breakfast/lunch too, and since we had just had our bakery food, we didn't go in. But it looked cute!! You can't really tell from the picture, but hanging from the awning are jeans, like the tops of jean dresses or something. Unique for sure!! Hopefully we will go back and try this place!!
Another pawn shop that Tad perused. We have also found a cool antique shop, great thrift stores, random little shops with trinkets in them, western stores with awesome country stuff to decorate your home, and the cutest downtown you will ever see!!
And on another day, we got to go to our little yogurt place called Cherry Berry, and the kids had a blast at the little kid tables and their candy-filled ice cream!! So fun!!

I'm sure we will continue to find cool little spots here in town, and it is still such a breath of fresh air after living in downtown Chicago for 8 years!! Hope you are having some fun new adventures yourself!! Comment below if you have tried anything new in the past few weeks!! Makes life interesting!

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  1. Mmm, frozen yogurt. I miss that stuff! Wish it was a thing over here in the UK. Also, that pastry looks delightful.

  2. Oh! A cream cheese filled croissant sounds delightful! I love that you are exploring your town. :) We live in a primarily college town, and there aren't many "mom and pop" places around--with the exception of our local grocery store which sells all sorts of local produce for CHEAP (I will miss that place like crazy whenever we move).
    P.s. I just realized that you are expecting exciting!

  3. This looks like a lot of fun! I love the health food store followed by the bakery, I would have done the same thing. The yogurt place looks great too, I love yogurt.

  4. It's also fun exploring your own town!! There is always a place that's kind of hidden to discover. We've been here for almost 4 years and there are still places we have yet to visit. The yogurt places looks fun.

  5. Fun! I love exploring towns! :)