My wife just finished up her holidays. This last weekend, she decided to drag me out to a small town called Sparta. Here’s a little bit about the town.
It’s definitely a beautiful little town, full of green spaces and historical architecture.
We started out by visiting the lavender farm.
It was a neat experience. I didn’t know so many things could be made using lavender. There was soap, salad dressings, candles, recipe books and even ice-cream sandwiches.
I tried the ice-cream sandwiches. They were delicious.
The people were very friendly and we got to meet their Dog, Harry Potter.
Harry Potter was a total sweetheart and he proceeded to follow us around and get pets while we toured the place.
Here’s two pictures of the lavender field.
From there (once we’d stuffed our faces with ice-cream sandwiches) we headed into town and visited some of the local shops. We saw some pretty neat stuff in the local antique stores. My favorite building was the Forge and Anvil Museum. I love museums, but it was a blast looking at some of the clothing worn back then. We really had a laugh at some of the pictures – the people in them looked like they never smiled. They all looked so severe, especially the males with their large sideburns and glowering expressions.
Once we were done in town, Mrs. Godless Cranium decided that we weren’t done yet.
I sighed, pasted a smile on my face and allowed her to drag me off to the local vineyard.
I wish I had tales of wine tasting gone wrong, but I don’t. We walked around the estate and like Sparta itself, the vineyard was beautiful. Let me show you what I mean.
Once my wife was satisfied, we went home. I was greeted by my baby puppy, Dexter. He smelled Harry Potter on me but after a few moments of indignant sniffing, he decided I was still worth associating with, despite my obvious cheating nature.
Home sweet home.