Today was the first day of our Spring Break "Staycation". Since the day the girls saw the Paula Deen commercial declaring Smithfield the birthplace of bacon the girls have been begging to go there. So, today we decided to make the short trip across the James River and see what Smithfield had to offer. After stopping in a shop and loading up on chocolate covered peanut brittle, sweet potato butter, and sun-ripened strawberry jam, all from local artisans, we popped into Wharf Hill Antiques and I had died and gone to heaven. I could have spent hours and hours there. In fact, I think I will plan a trip back and do just that. LOL. If only I had an unlimited home decor budget.... Anywho, once Den and the kids pulled me kicking and screaming (figuratively) from Wharf Hill, we had a delicious lunch at the Smithfield Gourmet Bakery, where the girls finally got their bacon in the form of grilled bacon sandwiches. Then we drove around for a while looking at the amazing historical homes and businesses that line Main Street and finally stopped at The Christmas Store where I mentally decorated Haggis Manor for the holidays and did all my Christmas shopping. Finally we headed home and spent the rest of the afternoon attemping to enjoy our backyard through the yellow pollen haze. All in all, not a bad start to our spring break.