Yesterday was the Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade in nearby Lebanon, OH. I wanted to take Mom and Daddy to it so I called the Golden Lamb earlier in the week to see if we could get reservations for lunch so we'd be front and center on the parade route. No dice. Booked solid. Yesterday, I thought - I bet there was someone who had to cancel their lunch reservations due to the weather. I called again and sure enough, the Golden Lamb had an opening for lunch at 11:00 AM. Perfect!!! Andy and I went and picked up Mom and Daddy and then headed to Lebanon. Reservations meant that we could park right in the Golden Lamb parking lot. Andy went out and placed our chairs on the street along with all those already there for the parade and then we had a leisurely lunch and took some pictures inside the inn. After lunch, we had about an our to visit a few of the cute shops along the street. We made it back to our spots by the 1:00 PM parade time.
This was the 25th year for the Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade. It takes place twice during the day - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Andy and I have seen it once before at the 7:00 PM time and it was beautiful! All the horses and carriages were decked out in Christmas lights and decorations. I figured the 7:00 PM time would be just too cold for Mom and Daddy plus, they might be able to see the horses better at the afternoon time. We had plenty of scarves, shawls, blankets, gloves, and hats in the car to pull out and keep us warm.
There were 115 entries this year but I think some were missing due to the weather. My phone/camera battery died after the first three entries so didn't get any good pictures. There were horses of all sizes - miniature singles and teams to the big Clydesdales and Percherons. There were wagons and carriages and carts. So much fun!!!
After the parade, we hit the grocery store and then headed to Baum Pottery for their holiday open house. Love their pottery and their festive open houses! I purchased a large crock to hold all my wooden utensils.
My soap shelves are full! Here are the holiday / winter soaps I have this year. There is still plenty of time to order for Christmas. Handmade soap makes wonderul stocking stuffers or presents for co-workers, family, and friends. From left to right - back row - Balsam & Cedar, Cranberry Relish, Sleigh Ride. From left to right - front row - Woodland Ice, Glad Tidings, Peppermint Twist, Naughty or Nice. You can check out all the soaps by going to my Etsy shop.
Today, it continues to snow - very very fine flakes. It's beautiful outside - a winter wonderland! Mom and Daddy are on their way over to watch the Hallmark movie, The Christmas Spirit. The movie was filmed at the Golden Lamb where we ate lunch yesterday. It will be fun watching it and seeing so many familiar places.
Wishing all of you a winter wonderland of your own and someplace to keep your toes toasty warm!