Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Holiday Tradition

It's become a tradition...visiting the shops in the quaint town of Shepherdstown, WV right before Christmas. For the third year, Ann and I picked up Judy and made our way to town, critiquing homes along the way. The storefronts in Shepherdstown were all decked out in their holiday finery.

Shepherdstown was established in 1734 (the oldest town in West Virginia), is home to Shepherd University and has an old streetscape comprised of thriving businesses and restaurants.

I tried on these quirky rubber boots but they were a wee bit snug so had to pass on them. I could have kicked some serious butt with these!

We had a beautiful, but cold day but in the past two years, we've had a gentle snow which made it much more Christmassy. This is the old stately old court house.

Back at Judy's cabin, we warmed ourselves by the wood fire, drank coffee and had some tasty cookies. Her entrance is always so welcoming.

And her tree, ablaze in lights.

One year involved taking Judy to the urgent care unit to have her foot looked at since she had taken a spill and twisted her ankle. We settled her in at a cafe in Shepherdstown with a full pot of tea and her foot elevated while Ann and I scuttled up and down main street to do a little shopping.

We go up and down the streets of the town, even through the allies, taking in all the old homes and buildings.

These old barns are right in town, when horses and wagons were the only means of transportation.

Another year and another fine day celebrating the holiday season with friends. Here's hoping you are enjoying the season with friends and family. Merry Christmas!


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