One of the things that Ralph and I notice when we’re in Silver City, is that the days seem to last forever. We think that part of that is due to the fact that where our house is located (on top of a hill), we see the first of the sunrise and the last of the sunset. Another reason is probably because we’re so relaxed here.
We were up early because we wanted to head off to the farmer’s market and because we expected company. Sadly, our company wasn’t able to visit, but they will at some time while we’re here. We were sorry to miss them.
We did get down into town early to head to the farmer’s market. My plan was really just to look. Since we’re heading to California on Tuesday, I didn’t want to buy a lot of things that might not last till we got back.
The farmer’s market is a very eclectic place. I didn’t take a lot of pictures this time, but here are a few.
I ended up only buying some locally grown lettuce, which ended up in a delicious salad later. We’ll miss the market next week but when we get back from California, I’ll have two more chances.
Ralph left me at the market to walk to a mailbox, and I walked up the street to meet him when I was finished. We met up at a little sidewalk display of a lady who makes earrings. Of course Ralph had to buy me a couple of pairs…that’s the way he is. As I was looking at them I thought that they looked similar in design to the ones I was wearing which we had bought at a shop here a few years ago. As we were paying the lady, she looked at my earrings and said, “I think you’re wearing my earrings.” I told her I had thought the same thing. When I told her where I’d gotten them, she said that she had displayed her work there. Cool!
We then headed to the little thrift store sponsored by the local ladies Garden Club. (only in Silver City!) Ralph got a briefcase sort of thing, but I couldn’t resist the fact that all clothing was on sale for 50 Cents!! I got three pieces, which I forgot to photograph, I’ll catch up on that and post some photos! I was so excited!
We of course needed our coffee fix for the day and headed to Java the Hut. We met a new collection of “characters.” Ralph made friends with a gentleman who was a retired Marine (they had lots to talk about) and I spent time talking to a lady who is a jewelry artist And a psychic. She was so interesting. When she moved from California to Silver City, she and all of her worldly possessions traveled by bike! What a story.
We decided we need lunch and we picked an old favorite, Vicki’s Eatery. Actually within walking distance but we took the car because we were heading out anyway.
This was my luscious Mediterranean Salad plate…
Lettuce, cucumbers, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, two kinds of olives, feta cheese, onions and a wonderful sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. With hummus and pita on the side. I saved that for last, like dessert! To drink was wonderful unsweetened raspberry iced tea. You dont’ find that very often. We’ve been here before and loved it. Last time I had one of their specials, but the lady who sat at the table next to us had this and I vowed the next time it would be mine. Well worth the wait!!
After lunch we stopped at a pawn shop and a rummage sale. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ralph do so much walking…his doctor would be so happy!
There were several areas throughout town that were having little sidewalk sales. I had seen something on our way in to the market that I really wanted but didn’t think I should spend the money for. I told myself if it was still there when we came back to the car, I would buy it.
This is a piece of Roseville pottery. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it on BCDC but I have a rather large collection of it. I haven’t bought any in recent years because it’s getting expensive and most of it is packed away now in anticipation of our move. This pattern is sunflower which is not an easy one to find. I tried to talk the lady down on the price which was already quite good, but I had to try. ;-) I know how much it’s worth and trust me I got a Good deal! I’m excited, now the house in New Mexico has a piece of Roseville…as it should be.
When we got home, I made dinner and we watched a movie on our little DVD player. It was very nice. As Ralph and I were talking, we mentioned thinking how long the day had been. We both thought that when we were sitting at Java having our coffee that it had been about 2 in the afternoon. It was only 11am!! The days go on forever, and so has this post.