Yesterday I took a trip to Fredericksburg, which is about 45 minutes from our house. Mary Halsey, a friend of mine from church, invited me along to go antique shopping with her there. It was a lovely ride along the country roads, and after Mary found a little table she was looking for we went for a stroll along the river that runs through town. They have a painted bridge, which has the look of stonework, but which is just an optical illusion. It was really very nice. I didn't buy anything. After taking my last load to goodwill last week I vowed I would never buy anything again!