Wednesday, March 14, 2012

a life on main street


robert and i spent the day in lexington on saturday. a place with people! after being quarantined in our cottage after my bout with a cold that just wouldn't quit, to be among the living again was a sheer blessing.

the thing i love about lexington is this: it is frozen in time.

it's like the downtown portion of main street that's filled with old storefronts that, when the sun hits them just right as it sets, fill you with nostalgia and make you want to walk among them for hours.

but the whole town is a little main street. with old evening gown and tuxedo rental shops, reminiscent of a time when people got dressed up more. an old hardware store right in the middle with millions of aisles filled with little knick knacks and farm tools only desired by red-faced men in overalls.

i swear, there are times i wish the whole world was a main street, and all we did was hop from one cute little shop to the next as we lived out our days among the concrete.

but life's pretty sweet, if not downright delectable, where the concrete ends.

but to sit at an old pharmacy soda shop and sip a sour limeade isn't a shabby way to spend a saturday morning, that's for certain.

15 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I've never been to Lexington (although I have a friend who lives there), but I can see that it is so adorable & quaint from your pictures. What a fun little escape! I hope you feel better now!

Mackenzie said...

you both are so adorable. and you've single-handedly made me pine for the south with each of your posts.

wildchild said...

that looks like the perfect little town! we're hoping to find a little village in Texas just like this with big colonial houses just down the street so all the future babies can run around in diapers and barefeet in the big yard. i'm glad to see that places like this really do still exist :)

Taylor said...

I love main streets and little shops! Fun!

Melanie Lea said...

I love pharmacy soda shops!! Jackson, MS is lucky enough to have one that's been around for forever. So happy and sweet : )

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Emma Frances said...

I absolutely love main streets like this! :] They're a little escape from the rest of the world! What a perfect Saturday morning!!

ruthy ann said...

driving the "main streets" of towns i visit is my FAVORITE thing about visiting other places!

Nadiine said...

would love to visit places like this :)
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Gwen@Saturdays with Maggy said...

I love old towns like that. Sounds like a cozy day.

Jennifer Rod said...

"i swear, there are times i wish the whole world was a main street, and all we did was hop from one cute little shop to the next as we lived out our days among the concrete."

LOVED

Amber said...

I miss these kinds of places. I wish more people saw the beauty in them instead of wanting to tear them down and put up "modern" cookie cutter shops.

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chambanachik said...

Oh, I love those towns!

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Glad you're feeling better!

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Monica said...

Oh my goodness Lexington is my hometown ! I've always loved living here and it was. Ice seeing how special it is through sOmeone else's eyes . I hope you had a great time and will come see us again !

Monica said...

Oh my goodness Lexington is my hometown ! I've always loved living here and it was. Ice seeing how special it is through sOmeone else's eyes . I hope you had a great time and will come see us again !

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