One of my favorite pastimes is visiting occasional stores ... especially the ones across town. We have great ones in White Bear Lake but there's something about getting in the car and driving that makes them special. Saturday I took a bunch of my friends along ... 54 of them to be precise! We took a bus and headed to the shops in Chaska and Carver. While some of the stores are open all the time, I like going on the third weekend of the month because that's when they all are. Amazing stores ... you need to go sometime. In addition to buying interesting pieces, I also love to photograph. Primitive and vintage are my favorites ... toss in some Autumn decor and I'm in heaven!