For the second year in a row we took a fantastic girls weekend away with our mom. Our mission was getting a start on our Christmas shopping, eating of course and quality family time.
We don’t like to drive more than 3 hours, just enough for a get-away with an overnight stay. We started early in the morning and stopped for lunch at a Cracker Barrel. Home style food and nostalgic candy, perfect for stocking stuffers! On to Yankee Candle Village in Massachusetts for hours of shopping which is always fun. Their tree lighting was scheduled for the day we went which meant epic crowds and a line to pay that practically wrapped around the store. Luckily it moved fast and everybody waiting was in a friendly “it’s Christmastime” frenzy!
We checked into an inn not too far away and had a lovely farm to table meal at their in-house restaurant. The 3 of us shared small plates for dinner so we could try a variety of dishes. After breakfast the next morning we headed home and the ride practically flew by because we were so engaged in deep conversation. Such a great time for us to be together, refresh our spirits and enjoy the season!