It was almost as if we were in Times Square! It was a town with Square in it’s name-Kennett Square, PA., the mushroom capital of the world. On December 31, 2013, an 8 foot tall wire mushroom was lowered in the middle of town as the timer ticked down to January 1, 2014! This was the 1st annual dropping of the mushroom. The town had a band, food trucks and other entertainment for a few hours. Since it was cold, we went up around 11:15 and parked in a closed bank and walked up. It got really crowded and we saw a few people we knew, one lady twice (had seen her earlier in the grocery store).
There it was suspended up near the clock tower.
Here’s what it really looked like:
And the article about it!
It took a while to get out of the squeeze, but we came home and I was making pizza at 1:15 as my dough hadn’t risen earlier. We had it for lunch the next day.
I also made us a turkey dinner for New Years day. I had to work one day last week and it was a bit rough getting up early.
Brian probably has a job opportunity delivering newspaper up in Kennett! It’s every day of the week and in the middle of the night, but the pay isn’t bad. Crossing fingers he can handle it!
I go back to work tomorrow.
It’s been a while since Sean an I went out to dinner. We had planned to go sneaker shopping first, but I mentioned The Olive Garden and he said yes. His night class had been cancelled as he thinks his professor’s wife was delivering their baby! : )
So we almost had the restaurant to ourselves and got the ‘endless’ pasta bowl special. He ordered two and brought most of the second serving home. I couldn’t finish the first one.
I mentioned there were a few geocaches right in the vicinity and he said, let’s go for it. With mapping being his planned occupation, I thought he’d be more interested, but he has a full plate right now. So we headed around the back of a Shop Rite. The cache was called ‘Taking Care of Business’ which is the store’s motto. His iPhone has an excellent GPS and it zoned in on a guard rail. I knew it was probably in the end where it curved and I saw it right away-it took him a bit longer.
Then we went to one that was off a turn on to a planned entrance/road which abruptly ended and cement barriers were in place. I guess a planned shopping center never went in. We didn’t need it, I’ll take the farmland. So he is walking around and then finally he stops and says his GPS says ‘it’s here’. I look down and kick a stone or piece of asphalt out of the way, and there is the cammoed pill bottle. Ha ha! He is learning.
We hit Kohl’s for some awesome sales. I ‘saved’ more than I spent-really! Deep discounts on tops and summer stuff. I got some black FILA sneakers with an aqua trim. I have to toss the shape up ones. Also got brown leather shoes with top straps-I think Naturalizers. I suffer with my feet without proper footwear. These both are comfy. Sean got a few pairs of sneakers for the same reason.
I feel good about tomorrow-it will be an earlier day than I am use to, but glad to have a job after 9 long months. I’ll let you know how it goes. And I may add photos to this post.