Daytrip to Collinsville
I love summertime. At the beginning of each summer, our family makes a list of all the things we want to do during the break. Of course, my kids always list things like “Hawaii” or “Disney World”…which I then tell them that they better win the lottery.
I however, am a bit more realistic.
One of the places I have been wanting to visit is Collinsville. One of my dear friends moved there last year, so that gave me extra incentive. I’d actually have a tour guide!
I love small towns and quaint little Main Streets. Collinsville definitely fits that description. It’s a perfect day trip to do with or without the kids.
This time, I had my little three year old sidekick with me.
Collinsville has done a great job preserving their historic Main Street. I honestly was shocked at all the cute boutiques and shops they have in such a small town. Vintage shops, antique shops, lots of jewelry and clothes as well. And a lot of it was handmade – which I absolutely love.
My favorite shop would have to be the Crème de la Crème Boutique. I would probably still be there shopping if I didn’t have to feed my child. They have several different vendors offering everything from handmade gift items, darling kid’s clothes and toys, trendy jewelry, shoes and clothes. I got the absolute cutest summer dress ever for $19. Seriously.
And speaking of bargains…there is a shop across the street called All Dolled Up that is liquidating their wedding dress inventory. And when I say liquidate – I mean like FIFTY DOLLARS for a brand new dress. I wish I had known about this place a few years ago!
I could go on and on about the cute shops – but it was time to eat. If you are in the mood from some serious comfort food – you can’t beat Silver Dollar Gift Shop and Cafe. Chicken-fried steak as big as a plate. People drive from all over for this Oklahoma specialty. You just may need to take a nap before driving home.
And for the kids – homemade ice cream from Scoops, a darling store on the corner of Main Street. They have a variety of flavors – Josie chose bubblegum. I have to admit, it was pretty darn good. They also have all kinds of coffee drinks and pastries too.
And to work off the sugar rush – I was pleasantly surprised to find their gorgeous city park a few blocks away. Run those kids around this beautifully landscaped park while you rest on a shaded bench. And there is still plenty of time to get home for an afternoon nap (for mom too!)
For more information on a day-trip to Collinsville, visit www.cityofcollinsville.com