One of the questions we hear frequently is “how did the rail cabooses get here?” But one of the things that’s never asked is what did the cabooses look like when they arrived. The answer to that is “full of graffiti.”
We have the coolest guests! Train people, newlyweds, surprised partners, and a whole range of others that we get to spend a little time with and enjoy their company.
Christina and Steve were some of those ultra-cool people that we took to right away. As an added bonus, before they left, Christy left me a couple of her Haunted Souvenir Shop Mysteries. I dove right in, and loved the stories right from the start. What’s not to love? A strong, independent woman, a little trouble, a mystery, and a parrot! Plus those southern dinner recipes! Oh, yum!!!
Having lived in Lake County now for six years we are beginning to see a renaissance of activity coming to the area with new businesses opening. One of those is the Upper Lake Mercantile, a unique store that celebrates local style in the quaint town of Upper Lake, just a few minutes from the Featherbed Railroad.
Upper Lake Mercantile offers a variety of items that focus on locally-sourced and locally-made items and showcases the talents of some of our incredible local artists. By their own description Upper Lake Mercantile offers an ever-changing variety of interesting and useful things and, when I stopped by, this was absolutely the case. There was everything from jewelry to jams and things for home or person and even locally-made musical instruments! Pretty nifty for browsing and shopping, actually.
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