5.01.2012

The Carousel in the Park

There are some things I've wanted to do since I moved here and I just couldn't find anyone else who thought they sounded as fun as I did. UNTIL... Sarah moved here! Thank goodness for bloggers as friends because they care about a lot of the same things as I do. :)

So yesterday we headed to town square and walked over to the old ice cream shoppe (i have to call it "shoppe" because it's old... right?). It was so cute and every detail was perfect. As was my Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!


Lots of old fashioned candy!

Even the ceiling was beautiful!




Yes, that would be my major hitchhiker thumb.

After making a mess of myself with that ice cream, we walked across the street to ride the carousel in the park.

I had to take the ticket master's photo. I loved his red striped vest.

We had our pick of horses, because we were the only ones there! So we picked two we liked, and away we went. I loved the old bandstand music that played. It really made the whole scene perfect.



There may have even been a little trick riding.




Where's Waldo moment: can you spot me?

We then drove down the street and did a little thrift shopping. Sarah is helping me doing all the work to take in an awesome blazer that I'm excited to wear! I really need to learn to sew...

I love finally feeling like I have friends here, it really makes this whole experience a lot better. haha! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

51 comments:

Danielle Anderson said...

RC. cola! Haven't seen that since we moved from Georgia. This trip looks so fun.

Samantha said...

I would love to visit that shoppe! :) I was sold once I saw the old school bottles of RC cola and your mint icecream!!

Katharina said...

Sounds like an awsome day. I really like the ticket-man's vest, too! :D

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Kirsten said...

I love your town square! It is fantastic that you all have a cute old shoppe AND a carousel in your town!

It makes me think of Europe just a little bit!

-Kirsten from mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

Emmett Katherine said...

G, I totally would have gone with you to all those spots! Who doesn't want to visit an ice cream shoppe or ride a carosel??!! Those things are fun no matter what age. Although my brother totally made fun of me for riding the carosel last summer at Canada's wonderland :P

So nice you get to meet other bloggers.

GingerPeachT said...

Wow, I'd so go to those cute places with you!! I love old fashioned things like that. And those pics on the carasol. Good job!! Very artsy :-)

Alyx said...

I have a major hitch-hiker thumb, too!
This looks like a blast, Gentri!
That ice cream shoppe (yes, you should totally call it a "shoppe" because it's old... at least that's the cool way to do it) is adorable!

Mel said...

It's such a beautiful place, I'd love to go there ! There is a biscuit shop and a carousel that look like it in my town but I must confess they're not THAT beautiful !

Elisha(: said...

that looks SO FUN!!! :P jealous me..

Lauren Anslee said...

So cute Gentri! I LOVE the vintage setup at the ice cream shoppe you took awesome pictures!

~BB~ said...

I love that you took a photo of the ticket master. He looked pretty happy about it too. Great post. Love your blog! :)

xoxo
BB

Morgan said...

love sarah's glasses and hair!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

Omg you two are beyond cute! Looks like you had a fun day! I love the trick riding hahah

Deidre Edmunds said...

Where the heck is this little gem!? I am obsessed.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

SO CUTE! This looks like so much fun! And the ticket man, is presh. I wish my blogger friends lived close, you are very lucky :)

Tracy Jensen said...

So super fun! :)

Freya Lily said...

Hhow fun!

Yuli Conversations said...

Ahhh such beautiful photos!! you girls look so cute!

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Leah said...

How darling! I'm jealous. I'm a sucker for old timer ice cream shops.

Shaunelle said...

What a cute place! Can we go when I come visit??

Cinthya said...

You guys are too cute! I love the carousel and that ice cream shoppe. It's definitely something I would love to go and see.

Jenny said...

I love the wall of pop bottles! It looks like such a fun time...I didn't even know this place existed!
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Angel said...

My KIDS AND I would LOVE to visit that shoppe! lol. So awesome! It looks like you had a lot of fun!

Suz said...

You guys should take up carousel trick riding as a real sport, I'm sure they would put you on ESPN or something. I mean, look at those tricks!

Natalie said...

That candy store place looks like an ice cream shoppe where I used to live in Arcadia FL!

Looks like you had a lot of fun!

:)

Bri Rios said...

I love love love that little soda shop!!! My cousins used to work there, the soups and breadsticks are to die for! :) Plus that carousel looks mega fun! :)

Haili Hunter said...

Oh Gentri...Gentri...Gentri.

It's hard to find friends here!? GIRL! Judd's is my ALL.TIME.FAVORITE! We just went a month or so ago, and I got a mint chocolate chip cone too! and BOY...did I make a mess! They don't exactly push the icecream down, it like wabbles all over the place. ha ha. I still have yet to ride on that carasal though.

Amber said...

I want to go to there. I love me some ice cream.

Sami said...

I love this! What a fun and carefree way to spend your day :)

Jennifer said...

LOVE perusing your blog. Your pictures are so sweet and nostalgic:)
~Jennifer


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Amylou said...

This looks like a TON of fun! I would love to go do this with a friend! And that classic ice cream shop too? what a perfect way to have a "kid day"!

.kaitlyn. said...

now I seriously want an ice cream cone. cute pictures!

Beckie said...

Everything about this blog post is fantastic! I love the pictures. I love the places you went. I loved looking at everything as if I had been there too. I love the carousel (and the fact that you know it's not a merry-go-round ; ] ) Just awesome! The only thing I would change is, I have to say, you eating your ice cream cone while on the carousel would have been perfect. Cliche maybe, but perfect : ]

katilda said...

magic.

brooke field said...

Friends make a huge difference when you live far from home. My husband would love that soda collection!

alyssa said...

this is adorable!

Sunny & Star said...

Awwww. Everything looked perfect. The ice cream shop was adorable and I would love to go on a carousel ride.

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Lisa said...

I'm totally jealous of this whole experience, it looks like a fantastic day!
Also, I have major hitchikers thumb as well!

Courtney B said...

Can you believe I've never been to Judd's? Am I missing out or what?
You two are the cutest! I want to come plaaaaaaay!

Derek and Talia said...

this looks so darling! i want to go to that ' shoppe ' :) is it in Utah County?? and you too girls are the cutest!

i just found your blog from my good friend Megan from Classy Confessions- and i am so glad i did!!

Lou said...

Aww, that ice-cream shoppe looks lovely! I have a major soft spot for ice-cream and soft drink... I wish I could visit!

Lovely photos Gentri!

Lou xx
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Denise said...

This makes me incredibly homesick! I used to go to Judd's every day back when Woodward was a school. You are just the cutest!

The Adventurer said...

YEP. This is just about the best day I can think of. How. Seriously. Fun!!! :)

Kelley Spurlock said...

I want to live in that ice cream shoppe, seriously. I'm so glad you have a blogger friend there! Goodbye loneliness!

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

how fun! you guys are so stinkin adorable!

Sara Shoemaker said...

oh my gosh this looks like such a delightful little afternoon! how magical- I want to go to there. and that darling little candy/ice cream shop is to die for!


ps so sorry I haven't gotten my BOW picture to you yet... my life just got really crazy busy! when do you want it by?

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dearsafia said...

drool....mint chocolate ice cream is the best ever!

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JRuud said...

I saw these pics on Instagram! I want to go there!!!!!!

JRuud said...

I saw this on Instagram! Love it! I want to go there so badly. I love old candy shop :)

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

I'm in love with this shoppe. I could just move in! xoxo

Lindsey Marlor said...

where do you live now? i think i have missed it