With one more day of rain in the offing we had to get out of the coach for a few hours. What haven't we done in quite a while? Junking, of course....a perfect rainy day activity! While TLE researched the local thrift store opportunities I wrote the blog.
Ultimately, she found three thrift stores within easy driving distance, and we set out to visit them around 11:30 am. First up was a Salvation Army store......it wasn't the nicest one we have visited, but it was adequate. Nevertheless, neither of us found anything without which we could not live. Then it was off to what we thought was the local Goodwill, however, when we arrived it turned out to be one of their training facilities, so scratch that one off the list.
When we were working at the Grand Canyon this past winter we made numerous visits into Flagstaff on our off days, and became big fans of a thrift store called 'Savers'. Since then we have visited several Savers Thrift Stores all across the USA. They are all large, well lit, and look like a regular department store, plus their pricing is very generous......
.....we spent about an hour there browsing their inventory. I came out with a woven leather belt for $2.99, but TLE kept her wallet in her pocket. By the time we finished at Savers it was about 1:40 pm and time for a latish lunch. We have passed this restaurant (Blackie's Bull Dog Tavern) on Washington Highway several times since we arrived in Smithfield, and decided to give them a try. They have a 4 star rating, after all, right?
We arrived about 2:15 pm.....right in between the lunch and dinner crowds....and were seated immediately. We both ordered a pint of beer.....for TLE a Kentucky Ale Vanilla Cream, and for me Allagash White. For our entrees TLE ordered their 'Dirty Dog' (hotdog), and for moi their Brisket and Burnt Ends sandwich......OMG!