Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weekend Adventures

I love to drive...to get in the car and go for a drive. 
 If I have a choice, I'd rather drive than fly to my destination.
I like seeing new sights, visiting new places, and experiencing the history of our great country.

More than anything, I love history...specifically, Texas history!!!
There are so many great towns and cities in our area that you can reach in a matter of a few hours.  One of those cities is Collinsville, Texas.  Not a very big town...but interesting enough.

There are two great places to check out in Collinsville...the Mercantile is one of the places.


This cute store was a great find.  The prices were incredible!  I did pick up a couple of Christmas gifts (yes, I'm always on the look out for a great Christmas find!)












Be sure to stop in and say hi to DeAnna Irelan,  her mom and dad, John and Linda Green, and DeAnna's friend, Jennifer Ragsdale who is also a partner in this great store!


The Mercantile

104 W Hughes Street
Collinsville, TX 76233
(903) 429-6600

The other great find in Collinsville was The Angry Catfish.  This place is ONLY open on weekends, and it is jammed packed when it is open.  It is located right next door to The Mercantile.
Be sure to stop in and have dinner when you are in the area.


As we left town I saw this great old building.  Looks like Schindler Sales is gone,


but the building is available (for sale) for someone with vision and heart.

Next stop found us in  Whitesboro, Texas.


There are several cute shops on the main street, but I'll save them for another day.  We actually spent the bulk of our time roaming the southern part of Lake Texoma this weekend. 


One last picture of inspiration from Whitesboro.  
This lovely church is in bad disrepair...so sad.  I'm sure with some TLC and A LOT of money it could be brought back to its former glory!

So...till tomorrow...
debi

1 Cowgurls said:

Shannon said...

Oooh! I love getting in the car and exploring!

P.S. I think you probably have the perfect vision for that abandoned building...go for it! :)