Our oldest son and daughter-in-law gave us tickets to a concert at Clemson University for Mr. Bird Nest's birthday so we decided to make it a little getaway.
We left our house early in the morning to run a few errands (parts we needed for the repair of the china cupboard) and stop at one of our favorite restaurants to have brunch.
Mr. Bird Nest also found a little town on the way in Easley, SC where they were having an Antique Festival in their downtown. I left him outside taking photos while I went through some of the antique stores.
He was probably thinking he could take a nap on the other end of this bench.
They had some really great places to shop.
They also had outside vendors.
I guess this was when the boredom for him hit.
I started collecting cast iron dogs but now that also extends to china ones. He was only $5.00.
I had to have this footed bowl and in a second you will see why.
This bowl on the left I have had for about 30 years. I use it for punch, trifle, etc. So I had to have the one on the right and it was only $12.00.
We had reservations at a great restaurant for dinner before the concert..."Pixie and Bill's" in Clemson, SC. First, we had spinach salad with homemade bleu cheese dressing. Mr. Bird Nest had his favorite, a hunk of rare prime rib that was about 3 inches thick and as big as his plate. It would have fed a family of four for at least two nights. I suffered through filet mignon, well done (I'm a farm girl and we like our meat cooked). It also included baked potatoes, broccoli and a loaf of warm wheat bread. I couldn't have eaten dessert if my life had depended on it.
Now, live from LittleJohn Coliseum...........finally after three warm up acts, JASON ALDEAN.
I've been lucky enough to see him 3 or 4 times. Mr. Bird Nest has now seen him twice.
He is a country artist but I consider him more Southern Rock and he's a Georgia boy.
It was a really late night for us....11:45 and thanks to Mr. Bird Nest we stayed overnight in Clemson so we didn't have to make the hour drive home until the next morning. (He was up, showered and dressed by 6:30). UGH! I was planning to sleep in till at least 7:00 but it was his birthday treat.
Thanks for reading,