There’s a place in Hillsborough, North Carolina, a little to the east of us that we just call Daniel Boone. Unbeknownst to me until a few minutes ago, it used to be a theme park in the 50’s: Daniel Boone Railroad
Yesterday, on the way home from work, I decided I needed a jadeite mixing bowl to go with the brand-new Kitchenaid mixer my kids bought me for Christmas. I knew exactly where to go because there is a cute little store named The Cottage that has one whole area stacked with (usually way-overpriced) jadeite pieces. I could spend at least an hour in that place every other time I visit, but today I was on a mission.
I knew the property had been sold, but I didn’t know how quickly shops were shutting down. When I got to the store, there was a sign stating that they were closing forever on March 4, 2019.
I bought my mixing bowl (at a discount) and promised to come back for more before they close.
Leaving the center, I called my husband and told him the sad news. He quickly said, “Are you still there? Did you take pictures? You know it won’t be there very much longer.”
I made a u-turn.
Here’s the result. I like to call it “As the Sun Sets on Daniel Boone.”