Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Downtown Stillwater

On Saturday, Bill and I decided to go on an adventure. We used to be really good about driving not too far away and exploring something... a winery, a state park, etc. Lately, we've been slacking and I told him that I wanted to do something. He picked Stillwater. The old downtown part of Stillwater is right on the St. Croix river and has a great main street full of shops.

These first two shots are from driving in. Let's just say traffic was horrible. Times 10.

We finally parked the car a few blocks away from where we wanted to be. Close enough. We were right on Main St crossing the very busy road when this happened...

Evil flip flops. My first thought was to find a place that sold flip flops. Bill did some googling and found something that would have been fairly far to walk to in broken shoes... We just so happened to be across the street from a gas station...

After some searching we walked out with a tube of super glue. Luckily, Bill had a pocket knife on him that day and we were able to slice through the.... um... faux leather. to be able to put the tab of the strap that was once in there back in there... Cutting it open some allowed to put glue both above and below the strap itself.

They held up all day and are still going strong! Way to go smart thinking husband!

We just really spent the time walking around. We checked out a few stores... an antique store, sporting goods store, rare books/maps store.

 We watched the bridge go down from being up... There was lots of boat traffic and I was kind of small that boats didn't need to be very big to make the bridge go up... which was a big reason why traffic was so horrible.

I loved this Jewelers sign. 

I took a few more photos of buildings but they weren't very exciting.

After awhile we had a very late lunch / early dinner at The Freight House. The food was delicious!

It was a great afternoon spent mostly outside walking around. I would definitely recommend it but just beware that if it is nice out, it will be crazy busy!

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