Special Saturdays: Cupcaking Around Town

Here’s to special Saturdays spent exploring the town you’ve lived in your whole life, pretending to be adventurers from another land. 
Let me clarify: Yesterday, after working from 10-3 at the library, I went on what we called an “indie adventure” with my good friend Laura. This consisted of driving around town to a very indie playlist in search of the best cupcakes our area has to offer. 


We first hit up a place called Mrs. Kelder’s Cakes, where we had the best (and only) cupcakes of the day. After experiencing chocolate heaven in such an adorable little cupcakery, we went in search of another bakery I had read about called Murphy’s Specialized Pastry. We didn’t end up finding it, however, and instead found ourselves driving through the middle of nowhere, with no cupcakes in sight. The view was really pretty though, full of winding roads and wide open spaces. (My favorite kind!) 


After getting a little lost, Laura suggested that we head back in the direction we came from to go to a place called The Half Moon Bakery & Bistro that she had been to before. When we arrived, the sign in the window said it was open, but another little note on the door told us that it was closed for a family wedding! We obviously felt betrayed, so we got back on the road once more. Then I had the bright idea to go to a place I had only heard of from my sister, called Kimberley’s Ice Cream Factory. It was full to the brim with anything sweet you could ever desire, but we both opted for ice cream. It was, quite honestly, not the best I’ve ever had, but it did the job. When we were done, we both felt quite guilty about what we had just done to our bodies, and were more than ready to go home. 

I guess the lesson of the day is that even if you don’t end up where you want to be or get what you want in the end, the journey is half the fun. We listened to great music, laughed a lot, took some cool pictures, and exchanged the monotony of the everyday for some true blue we-have-no-idea-where-we’re-headed-but-we’re-having-fun-anyways adventure. And in the end, that’s all that really matters right?

If you want to see our shenanigans in video form, I just put a little vlog up on my YouTube channel!

-Fran