My Mom and I are roadtrippin’ to Minnesota (and Wandawega!) this week!
We’ve driven 640 miles, and passed through four sunny states so far. The drive has been gorgeous! Such beautiful weather, and the trees on the sides of the road are just starting to explode with fall colors. (Rumor has it, they’re going to get more “fiery” the further north we go, too! Yay!)
We stopped in Franklin, Tennessee this afternoon and discovered a really cute shop called “Rebecca’s” while we were walking around downtown…
And this huge Sugarboo Designs sign, inside the front door at a shop called “Lulu’s”, stopped us smack dab in our tracks today…
Love it! Definitely need to make a trip back to Franklin sometime. What an adorable town!
Tonight, we’re spending the night at a Holiday Inn in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Unfortunately, the internet connection here is less than stellar, and I had to search high and low for one, so that I could put this post together…
You wouldn’t believe where I finally found a signal.
Or what I had to use as my desk chair.
Ahhh…life on the road.
I miss you already! Have fun! 🙂
Ahhhh. Kevin, you and Layla are soooo cute! thank you both for such a great blog!!!
Thank you!!! 🙂
Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love
bahahahahah!!! That’s hilarious! You look just like your mom! Have a great trip! 🙂
Thanks so much for Tereasa Surrat’s ‘A Very Modest Cottage’. I am really enjoying it! Safe journey and have a blast with your Mom.
My laptop is too heavy to hold up like that!!!! Someday I’ll get a new lighter one… In the meantime, I hope I don’t have to search for a connection that way!!!
Your Mom has a Mini-Me! Too cute! Have a safe trip and hope your next stop provides a better internet connection. ; )
gertie @ The Old Block House
Enjoy your travel through Illinois! The leaves are working up to a wonderful celebration of their autumn colors. Next weekend is our annual Pike County Fall Color Drive and they will be splendid then.
Where are you going in MN? I live in MN and am a loyal follower on FB and google! We have a lot of great shops here! I hope you have fun!!
Franklin is a great town, you were in my neck of the woods! How wonderful to be traveling with your Mom, have a great time!
Karie @ The HoB
I have been following your blog for just a short time but you are so cute and I just love your posts! Have a great trip with your mom!!
Too funny. Because I could have taken the same “desk” picture last night & just happened to be in the same town as well. Gotta love hotels. 🙂
Jessica @ Nucheys MOmmy
How fun! Enjoy 🙂
Road trips are the best! Have fun 🙂
Franklin is so great! I live just a bit away from there, but one day would love to move there. And Rebecca is so sweet!!! I hope you were able to meet her when you stopped through.
franklin rocks! that’s my home town! and i especially love it in the fall….riding on the back of my dad’s motorcycle….. 🙂 glad you loved it!
You have traveled through some of my territory! My sis lives in Nashville and Franklin is one of my favorite little towns. Mt. Vernon, IL is just a hop skip and a jump from where I grew up! You will pass the exit for Marion and my hometown is just up the street. Enjoy! Time spent with Mom is the BEST!
Yay Minnesota! I am not biased at all…
Hope you have a great time when you get here! The trees are amazing right now =)
Paula in MN
We’ve had so much wind in MN the last two days you better drive fast or you’ll miss the leaves! Enjoy your trip!
You’re gonna think I’m just saying this, but I’m sincere – now I know where you get your good looks! Your mom is awesome!
Yay for Minnesota! You’ll love it here. 😀
Northern Minnesota leaves are blowing away as we speak 🙂 Hope you enjoy your visit….it’s a great place to live!
Hope you brought some “summer” clothes …. it’s still pretty warm here in MN!
Hi Layla – you look just like your mama!! Everyone says I look like mine too! I love road trips.
Safe travels, Katy
The poem written on the sign at “Lulu’s” was written by my co-workers father, Samuel Pugh…my co-worker gave me a copy when his father passed away at age 102! He was a minister and poet, who lived here in Indianapolis. I cannot wait to share this post with his son!!!
Oh yeah Layla,
I can’t believe you are headed to Wandawega. That I think has been one of my favorite post you have had. I can’t wait to see all your beautiful photos and wonderful story telling. You can’t return soon enough you little jet setter:)
Mom’s are the best! What a great trip.
I was in MN this week! in Minneapolis and St Paul, the weather is GORGEOUS and the trees are all turning orange, truly beautiful! have fun!
Wish I could be heading back to MN this fall too. NorCal is finally turning green, but all I want to see are the oranges and reds (like driving north up 169 from ‘kato to the cities!) There is nothing better then the smell of a MN fall either. The smell of harvest, fireplaces, and crisp frosty grass. Not to mention all the fun fall festivities celebrating the abundance of harvest…love me a good hayride followed by a bonfire! Enjoy your time visiting family!
Well you were super close to me! Mount Vernon is about 45 minutes away!
Wow! You didn’t even have to tell me that was your mom! You two are so cute. I am heading up to Minnesota next week and I can’t wait! Never been up there, let us know the “must see” little places that you come across. Have fun!
Love your Mama’s t-shirt…
~~Mary in Gainesville, FL~~
LOVE Franklin!! We live near Memphis, but would move there in heartbeat!!! Lots of great antique shops!
Wow! You and your mom look so much alike! I fell in love with that sign… Its message is something we should think of everyday… I might make something of it, so as not to forget.
Rosa @ flutterflutter
Yay for roadtrips!! Enjoy! LOL, the bathroom office is hilarious.
Your Mom is so cute! I love her hairstyle. I Need, Need more pictures of that camp. Please take lots. Loved the post about the kitten. I think the universe will reward you soon. Ann
Enjoy the time with your Mother- you two look like such fun. You both had the same laughter in your eyes.
Enjoy our fantastic fall weather!!
welcome to wisconsin! when you arrive. it is a perfect time to be traveling thru the state of wisconsin with all the fall colors. the river road from la crosse wisonsin up to minnesota would be wonderful. if you do make sure to stop at nelson, wi – for $1 homemade ice cream cones at the nelson cheese factory. have fun.
Hope you and your Mother have a safe trip. Wish I was headed back to MN with you two. I miss home! Enjoy your stay. 🙂
That big sign is great! Love it! Have a great trip.
Layla… I call Franklin, TN home… It’s a wonderful place to live and visit. I’ll have to show you around on your next visit. My girlfriend owns an amazing store down there I’d love to introduce you to.
I believe you will have to pass through Iowa to get to Minnesota if I am not mistaken. Ahem, helloooooo. Iowa is a balmy 80 degrees today!!
Gorgeous weather here in Minnesota…and predicted warm through Wednesday…hope you get a chance to experience what an amazing fall season we are having! Love the message on the sign and plan on posting it in my side entry somehow…thanks!
You two girlies have fun and keep us posted on those fall colors. What a beautiful time to be roadtrippin’. Love, Susie Bloop~
Flower Patch Farmgirl
You and your Mama look so much alike and so cute together! Hope you’re having a ball.
ps – You have officially inspired me to try rocking the knotted button-down over tank look. Do you ever STOP inspiring me??? 😉
Welcome to MN! If you get antsy for a project I would DIE to have you check things out at my house 🙂 I’ve got a corner fireplace in the living room that’s the bane of my existence 🙂 The weather has been amazing here, I’m sure you’ll love it!
We LOVE Franklin, Tenn! Go there every fall!
Franklin is one of my favorite shopping destinations, and I’m very familiar with Rebecca’s. I’ve bought several child’s table and chair sets for my grandchildren there. Next time you’re there, you’ll have to stop by H.R. Dumplins for lunch. They have the best rolls and fruit tea!!! My son lives in Brentwood, the next town up I-65. And if you’re ever in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, I’d love to show you some Midwest hospitality. Have a wonderful trip!
You two are adorable. My dad was born in Mt Vernon, IL. Woot woot!
We just drove through downtown Franklin last weekend on our way to a soccer match and I thought it was the cutest town! I definitely want to go back there sometime to poke around. . .I’ll meet up with ya 🙂 Thanks for sharing. . .I even pinned that framed inspiration picture that you found. .definitely right up my alley. Have a great week with your mom!!