So while my husband was studying the map to get us from one winery (Bella Luna) to the next (Le Vigne), I startled him by saying, "Look at that hardware store, I have to stop."
We were in downtown Templeton but it felt like we had gone back in time.
I half expected to see Opie from The Andy Griffith Show.
Or at least a Templeton version of Opie!
The place is immaculate. Wood floors.
But that just adds to the charm.
Along with the old-fashioned cash registers.
And the bank safe that has been around forever.
It has a stair step door frame so that if robbers try to shove nitroglycerin to blow it up, it will only settle/seep into the first of many 'stairs'.
Clever design, no?
We walked through all the aisles.
Impressed by the decent prices.
Felt the urge to support the business.
|Established in 1899 and operated by the Hewitt Family since 1923.|
Which is why we left Templeton with a shiny new mailbox and stick-on numbers displaying our street address….