River Falls Road Trip

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Yesterday, Nancy and I decided to take a little road trip.

Destination: River Falls Wisconsin

It was such a nice, sunny day, the perfect sort for a mini-escape.

We visited some of the local shops.

I bought some of my favorite  Moon over Madagascar tea at

Whole Earth Grocery.

Admired the beautiful bread at

Grateful Bread

and we had a yummy lunch at

The Dish and the Spoon Cafe

a bakery case full of tempting items…

and a whimsical little coffee-house dining room

The food is very good

and the coffee is amazing

I had the vanilla latte…

and a “build your own” sandwich…

turkey, roast beef, pepperjack, cukes, sprouts mayo, banana peppers,

lettuce and onions

on sourdough rye

with a steaming mug of cheesy broccoli soup

and coleslaw

way filling and way good!

Nancy had the quiche of the day ~ Tomato Basil

with a little salad, side of bread, and cup of tea…


After lunch we looked around the

Riverwalk Mercantile…

“Our motto is ‘about memories’; our store welcomes you to take a chance to step back in time to re-discover wonderful memories of your childhood and create ones with your children, friends and family. We offer nostalgia in old-time candies, roasted peanuts, bottled pop, antiques and collectibles. Small variety of some of the candies we carry: Fizzies, Moon Pies, Beamans, Black Jack and Clove gum, Gold Mine gum, Slo Pokes, Candy Buttons, Wax Bottles and much much more!” ~a quote from the owner of the Riverwalk Mercantile

I wanted to buy this…

and this…

photographs by Melissa Placzek

Have you been on any interesting adventures lately?



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  2 comments for “River Falls Road Trip

  1. Kimber Dunn
    April 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Nope, haven’t been anywhere lately. LOL I love living through you though – the pictures you take bring us right along for the ride and it’s the only way I’m getting out right now. 😉 I love nostalgic candy stores – they’re my favorite!! It always reminds me of going to the small corner store down the block from my grandma’s and buying my favorite candies.

  2. Melissa
    April 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’m glad the posts are a sort of “armchair travel” for you then! 🙂

    The old candy stores are so cool. I told Nancy I want to live there. LOL

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