After we finished at the show we decided to go to downtown Lowell. What a darling town! I never even knew about it. I had only seen the signs for it and assumed it was just a tiny little place but not so. It's got sweet antique stores galore and a really impressive restaurand with a nice terrace for outdoor dining next to the river. Apparently there was a grain mill on the river at one time and it's history is featured prominently in the downtown area. There is even a big ols fashioned riverboat like you would expect ot see on the Mississippi river there. There are concerts on the Lowell showboat and other entertainments but I don't know much more. I'm sure information must be available somewhere online for the industrious web surfer.
I will be posting my pretty finds in a bit. I didn't take a picture of them yet but here is a picture of my friends Valerie and Will downtown Lowell with the riverboat behind them. If you live anywhere around the area it is worth the trip to make a day of shopping and perhaps lunch or dinner there. Lots of friendly people there.