Friday, December 18, 2015

A Quick Trip in a Snowstorm

The weekend before Thanksgiving my sister and I had planned a trip to visit my niece (her daughter) in Wisconsin. The weathermen predicted a snowstorm, but we aren't the type to let a little bad weather deter us. I drove off at the appointed time to pick up my sister. The 40 minute drive took more than twice that. When I saw a UPS truck fishtailing almost into a ditch just ahead of me, I thought it might be time to turnaround. But when I realized the visability was so bad that I couldn't see oncoming traffic, I thought it best to just drive straight ahead.
Once I arrived at my sister's house we consulted weather online and various driving maps. About an hour later, we decided to go for it! We saw 10 spin-outs in ditches on the way to the highway, but once we hit the state line, the highway was clear and the sun even came out!
We arrived significantly later than we planned, but still had time to have fun.
My niece immediately took us to a new favorite find:
Harvest Home in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
You can find their website here.
I thought that the outside of the shop was so pretty, especially with a fresh coating of snow, that I started taking photos.

Well, the inside was a true winter wonderland! Filled with unique home furnishings and décor! And the boutique clothing section was tremendous and even better - reasonably priced. It is now our favorite find, too! If you are ever in the Pewaukee, Wisconsin area be sure to stop by - you won't be disappointed!

My sister and my niece (and I) went to dinner after shopping and then I got to meet her new roommate:
Wesson! Isn't he just the cutest?!

I love his preferred way of sitting :)

Such a cutie patootie!
I'm so used to dogs now, that I had forgotten how much I enjoy cats too.
We spent the night at my niece's place and then visited her new church home for services before leaving. We had such a fun quick trip! Can't wait to go for another visit :)
And yes, it was a record November snowfall, 11.5 inches in just a few hours.
But we can't let a little weather deter us from fun!
Since then, my niece share these sweet pics of Wesson:

Checking out his very first Christmas tree.

and climbing my sister's tree when he went to visit.

He's so photogenic, I think that he belongs on a Christmas card!
"You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” 
~Luke 1:31-33

Blessings, Patti


Marilyn said...

Thanks for the link.
I live in Waukesha, WI, and never heard of this store.
I will be checking it out, for sure!
Wesson is so cute.
I love how he sits up.

kelley said...

looks like perfect roommate...

linda said...

I love how Wesson sits on his haunches. I have an old yellow and white cat who walks on the higher part of his back legs. Great pics from your visit. I love the wooden birds in front of the shop.

marly said...

Wesson the sitter is adorable. I do not have, never did, and never will have your bravery on snow covered roads. Glad you had such a nice visit!

cucki said...

Aww I love it so beautiful
Your trees are looking so lovely and I love your cats so much
Merry Christmas..yipeeee xxx

annie said...

Some trip, glad you all were safe and had a great time. 2 lovely ladies there in your photo.
Frankly I love the cat pictures, Wesson sitting like a squirrel, just too cute.
I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas!

my3Kitties said...

So weird to read about my stomping grounds! How fun you must have had! Hope you have a Merry Christmas & a Wonderful New Year!~

Von said...

What a wonderful, memorable trip! Have a blessed Christmas!