Our family hit the road last weekend.
We hitched up the trailer and followed my parents on some of the back roads of Wisconsin. Those of you who know us, know that my mom and dad have a weird sixth sense for hunting down out-of-the-way junking spots. But this has to be the most unique one yet... A thrift shop at an abandoned monastery/convent community! Down a winding country road and behind large gates are acres and acres of gorgeous, empty buildings that were once home to the local monks and nuns.
Serene and eerily quiet.
We were the only shoppers so we took our time and ate lunch under a tree. It was lovely walking the grounds, listening to the rustling leaves and wondering what life must have been like in this setting.
In the 1960's it was home to a preparatory school but over the last 30 years the entire complex has been dormant and has fallen prey to gang activity.
Other than hosting the occasional haunted house (yikes - can you imagine?!!), the thrift shop is the first life this commune has seen in a very long time.
So, again, I have to ask - How in the world does my mother find these junking spots???