Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yankee Candle Flagship Adventure.

So the SIL and I decided to take a road trip to the Yankee Candle Flagship Store in Deerfield Mass which is very far away, ok well only a 2 and 1/2 hour drive. I have never been there before and well I love candles and I had super coupons! Hey not every day you have buy1 get1 coupons from Yankee. So off we went.

Now she told me like two days before hand "oh I need to go to the DR's that morning real fast!" Yea her DR's is 45 mins north of Boston (I am 15 mins south) so thanks Frankie! HAHA but it was ok might as well turn a 2 and 1/2 hour drive to like a million hours! :)

We finish up there and Frankie turns her trusty GPS on. We head off up the Mass Pike. Before I know it (30 mins later) it has us get off. Wow that isn't such a long ride. Then we start driving threw these little towns which I never heard of in my life! On and on we went more then an hour we are driving on these back roads lala going and going I am like "Frankie your GPS S**Ks and we are in the middle of no where why did it take us off the Pike?" Oh no she swears its this way and it is in the middle of no where and thats why. YUP we ended up back near the pike and FINALLY after over 3 hours we are there! Oh this was after we drove the other way on the main road it is off of because she set her GPS to the main head offices not the store. Ok SIL you are forgiven :) We finally arrive! It is magic.

We decided after being in the car for 4 hours at this point (we left at 8am got there at noon) we were going to hit up the restaurant on the other side of this massive place! Perfect because then we can work our way back to the car. On the way there we find a horse drawn wagon doing hay rides for a buck! A BUCK! Bonus! We buy our way in and Alora and I climb in next thing you know no guide nothing the horses take off me and Alora in the wagon alone. LOVELY! More like "ahhhhhhhhh I just sh*t my pants!" The guy ran over and calmed down the horses ok back on track.

After a nice calming ride (HA) we started off again towards the food. We came across a giant pumpkin, one of those painted cows and Oh you know just Santa working at the pumpkin stand with Mrs. Claus.

We get seated and we have an awesome seat! We are put in this little area that has a bunch of windows! It is our own little nook! I am in love! The food was good, we finish and the shopping begins. 6 hours of shopping it was amazing! Best place ever! Here are some pics of the rest of our day.

Auntie Frankie Making A Wax Hand.
Alora Making Mommy A Pumpkin and Cinnamon Candle
Just A Half Of Car In The Middle Of The Store
Hats With Auntie Frankie
The Amazing Popcorn Stand I got Cinnamon Toast Popcorn. Nice Warm Heaven!
Snowing. This Is Obviously Alora Throwing The Snow After It Fell From The Sky.
As She Said. "Going Into The Battle Of Hogwarts."
You Know If It Wasn't Enough They Added A Boat In The Store Too.

So after the million hour drive, run away horses, ugly people (that is a post for a different day) and many inside jokes I was tired! Alora did amazing walking for 6 hours and I saved loads with coupons!

Oh and if you are wondering we turned off Frankie's GPS used Helen (my GPS yes her name is Helen) we got right on the pike and our drive home was half the time. Just saying :)

Do you have any awesome little day trip stores like this where you live?

Much Thoughts For All Denise <3


Good Girl Gone Green said...

Thats one big pumpkin!

Mikki said...

Loved the pics and wish I'd been there too :) My husband had a GPS named Jill once ;)

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DHidey said...

What a fun post! When I was a kid we never took day trips to places like that---oh well!
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Mama Michelle said...

Looks like a really fun adventure!
Following you from the hop, I would love if you could follow me back!

Isabelle Thornton said...

Oh so much fun!!!
I would love a follow back!
have a super day.

Tonya said...

Great pics!! :) Thank you for stopping by Random Deals. I'm your newest follower! Have a great day!

~ Tonya

Darlene Demell said...

Hi I am a new follower from the blog hop. Hope you follow me back.

Tina Peterson said...

Is that Santa in the back of that one picture????

I'm following you from one of the hops - would love a follow back when you get a chance! Tina "the book lady"


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