Saturday, June 12

Part One: How to become a Farm Chicks groupie

First of all, you need to find the right, shall we say, parters in crime.

 Not just anyone will do. 

They need to be:

Lovers of all things old and crusty
possess bladders of steel.

It takes a special sort of person who will stop at nearly every little podunk town across three states to photograph obscure things like...

blue water towers,

old advertising on the sides of random buildings,

crusty motel signage,

and plastic adirondack chairs stacked against old houses.

Fortunately I have friends who are just as crazy as me.

Meet June and Lisa.
Or rather, meet their behinds.

We found some great little pastry shops and boutiques in Spokane.

Like this one called Rockwood Bakery.
Just look at that yummy red paint and espresso stained hardwood trim.
I could just lick it right off the wall.

Okay, maybe not. 
That would be gross.

We shopped for Miss Me jeans at a sweet little store called Lolo Boutique.

Which also had great stuff for the home like this little number and
a darling bare bulb chandelier that I really think I need

Oh yeah, and this necklace.
Need, I say.

A sweet dress from Serenity.

June showing Lisa how wide I looked after trying on that last pair of Miss Me's.

Did I mention that June was just a little bit crazy?

And finally...

...what we drove 11 hours,
 drank 8 gallons of diet coke,
(okay, Miss June drank 8 gallons of diet coke)
  and stopped at every potty between Carey and Spokane for.

And that, my friends, was just the beginning of our beautiful Farm Chicks adventure.

Stay tuned for the next installment of "How to become a Farm Chicks groupie" coming your way soon!


sariah said...

How fun!! I can't wait to hear how it went. (reading this post was like reading something out of my Country Home magazine, except BETTER of course, because YOU are writing it) Say hello to Lisa for me!

June said...

Oh you crack me up...I was showing Lisa how wide I will look after the trip of Coke, licorice, peanuts, chocolate, berry scones, apple pie, carmel corn, potato chips, danish at breakfast, biscuts and gravy, Subway cookies...need I go on?!
I can't wait to relive the trip through your wonderful pictures Michelle. Thank you for being such a good sport (and liar) about my snoring. You two were the best...and I can't remember the last time I had so much fun!
Seeing the pictures of that boutique again is so cool. I loved that place.
Love to you!

Cassondra said...

It looks like such a fun trip with girlfriends! I can't wait to read more about it and see more of your photography (which I love)!

Tana said...

Such great photos!

Angela Romney said...

Oh long lost friend! I miss you so much and I am sad that I will miss you on my trek to Idaho!! You will have to let me know next time you are headed through Utah and stop to say hi!! You are so creative and resourceful. I love reading your blog...when I remember to!! You are so amazing and you inspire me! I love you lots and hope your trip back to Hawaii is fabulous!! Love ya lots...Angela Snow Romney