2012 is almost gone and I’m sure 2013 is going to move along at a steady clip as well. Which is why I’m sitting here at 12:20 AM on 12/31/12 working on finishing my list of “things to blog about”.
I guess I should start with the farthest topic and just work my way through the rest.
In October I had a fairly surreal experience. At least it seemed surreal to me. Within 6 hours I went from wandering around an arena filled with hay-chomping, poop-producing, spitting and costumed alpacas
To the most elegant tea room you could imagine!
Complete with three-tiered trays filled with exquisite finger sandwiches and delicate pastries that servers would expertly balance on one hand and themed rooms, each with its own decor, it was adorable. Around every corner you could see every little girls version of high tea come to life. Upstairs, near the gift shop, they had some tea sets for sale. They were gorgeous and a far cry from doe-eyed alpacas!
And from there, we traveled downtown to a church that’s hosted an annual holiday craft show for 39 years. This same church, I’m told, runs a soup kitchen and is the resting place of Leigh Master, a local man who owned Furnace Hills and was an abusive slave owner. Go here to read why his grave’s cracked, why he’s said to haunt the woods, and other rather unsavory things about him.