Yesterday morning I had to run an errand in downtown Apex, so I decided to take my time and enjoy it.
This part of Apex is one of my favorite places. I don't know why I am so drawn to it, but I am. It could be the small-town, old-fashioned feel that it gives off. It could be the mom and pop restaurants and shops that line the main street, or it could just be that laid back way I feel when I stroll down the side walk.
|A Southern Belle and The Yankee. Yes, we are in the south, y'all!|
Apex is home to All Booked Up, a book store that is so cozy it makes you want to stick around and curl up with a good book. It seems that with Amazon and the kindle these book stores are now almost extinct, but I still love them! The store will even buy your old books back from you (hence the errand).
It also has some really cute clothing boutiques, a personal training studio (I stopped in, talked to the owner and got his card - more on this later), and some knick-knack stores that I think are adorable. I walked through a few places and got some Christmas/Birthday ideas. I couldn't believe how friendly everyone was! It was late morning when I was there and most people were just opening up, but they were so nice. They wanted to talk to me, and not just "Hi, how can I help you?", but really talk to me. They wanted the whole life story and they told me a lot of theirs. It was interesting and made me think it's these things that keep this place so unique in such a modern world.
|There I am!|
|Yes, that is a chocolate chip muffin, and it was delicious!|