I love being downtown. Those old buildings are wonderful. Springfield doesn't have much of a skyline, but it does have a lot of history, and there are few places where you can feel that as much as the area around the square (and C-street!).
We originally had plans to explore the antique malls in Ozark, because there are a ton, but we ran out of time! We did make the drive down to Funtiques, though; it's one of my very favorite vintage shops in the area. I came away with a 1985 tea towel (my birth year--totally aging myself, I know!), an All in the Family book (one of my top 10 favorite shows of all time) and an antique radio face. I have plans for that little guy, but I'll be sure to post pictures when it's finished; it was such a unique find!
Our last day in Springfield began bright and early, since we only had a few hours. Mom wanted to get back home before dark, and I had scheduled a hair appointment at 1:00. No matter how many years I live in KC, I will always drive back to Springfield for my haircuts. You might say I have trust issues, but I've been with the same gal since college, and she's never steered me wrong.
We started the morning at my favorite breakfast spot, Gailey's. There is nothing on earth that can compete with those sweet-browns. All the sweet memories I have there don't hurt, either.
We also had to make a pit stop at my favorite little purple building, Elle's Patisserie, for some lavender iced coffee and macarons. We spent some time in the patio area before parting ways. Such a perfect way to end a mother-daughter trip (or any trip for that matter!).
Afterward, mom headed home, and I went to the salon. An hour or so later, I left with some ideas of fun hair colors I might want to try (!) and a much better look. :) I made a quick pit stop by Hurt's Donuts for a half-dozen to take back & split with Tyler, and headed back to Kansas City.
I'm already trying to make plans for another Springfield trip. I love KC, but I think Springfield will always feel like home. I'm so thankful that it's only about 3 hours away and I can still visit frequently. I don't know how I'd survive without regular access to some of my favorite spots!