When we took our road trip last week I wasn’t expecting to go to the mall, but two nights in and we were there. We were a little disappointed at first because we expected quaint, charming, small town shops but instead found the equivalent of mall Disneyland. Once I got over my initial disappointment I took in the details and decided to just go with the experience. If you used your imagination you could almost convince yourself you were in a European village with outdoor cafe’s, tree’s in full bloom, dainty party lights and pied-a-terre’s in pastel hue’s. Sometimes not getting what you want doesn’t turn out so bad. Lesson learned.