getting older means tourist traps, yes?

My friend L is visiting me this week, helping me to celebrate my birthday (which was Saturday the 7th) in true style! She brought her Cassiopeia Spice, Clementine July, with her.

We roadtripped to Kansas City, MO to see Eisley and on the way back, we went through Carthage, MO to visit their little junk and antique stores. I always really like to go to them, they're full of charming/creepy old stuff...

We also went to the notorious Precious Moments Chapel, which has to be seen to be believed. Aury and Clementine, being rather precious themselves, came along into this strange vortex with us. It's really impossible to explain just how creepy this place is... it gives me what Kathy Griffin calls the "church giggles." However, for a connoiseur of kitsch and creep like me, it was a hilarious thing to do on my birthday!

Showered in preciousness...!

When we got home, the table was all decorated for my birthday... it was so cute!