Monday, August 15, 2011

Smoke, Soap and Pop Rocks

We took a trip this past Saturday to the Williamsburg Farmer's Market. In retrospect, it probably was not the best choice because of the heavy smoke that blew northward from the large fire at the Great Dismal Swamp. We first noticed it about halfway to Williamsburg. It reminded me of driving through heavy fog in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Even with the windows closed on the car, the smell was very strong.

When we arrived in Williamsburg and walked to the Farmer's Market, it felt as if we were standing around a campfire with all the smoke blowing directly in our faces. After only 30 minutes, our eyes were burning and we were all coughing.

So, our trip was cut short, but we did manage to visit a lot of the vendors at the market, and I found a few of my favorite things. Also, because the market is set up in the middle of downtown Williamsburg, we were also right by the Wythe Candy Shoppe, and of course we had to make a stop there also! Check out the the picture of Ronnie trying Pop Rocks for the first time!

Here are some of my finds from the Farmer's Market:

Some of my favorite goats milk soap!

Pear Butter - yumm!

Lemon Blueberry Bread with Fresh Blueberries and Cream!

And from the Wythe Candy Shoppe, pear, watermelon and buttered popcorn jelly beans, and fudge, of course!

But the highlight of the day was giving Ronnie his first taste of Pop Rocks and watching him freak out!!!

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