With our first shared day off in a couple of weeks, my dear wife Karen and I jumped into her pretty red Mazda Friday afternoon and headed west on the New York State Thruway.
We rekindled a tradition that had sat idle for a year or so, thanks to … Oh, the combination of a lot of new stores opening in Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA, the state of my discretionary funds and my new work schedule at the store.
But a trip to the Waterloo Premium Outlets was worth the 40-or-so mile drive on a sunny day.
We knew we’d walk all four sides of the big collection of outlets stores, sticking our heads (and bodies) inside wherever the mood struck us.
And I was in the market for some new shoes, and perhaps a pair of pants or two.
Karen just wanted to look at some kitchen stuff she’s had on her mind.
Relax, we did.
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We completed our loop of the square, and our shopping needs.
Fortuitously, I had a small pocket of cash from my season’s winnings from my bowling season, where my improvements to an average of 165 and even more, the good rolling of Steve, Randy, Tiny and Tom had helped CiCi’s Pizza to our best money finish yet.
Karen brought some green from her job at SMG, too.
The car was a little heavier for the trip back east.
Where is your favorite place to shop, and why? What’s the last thing you bought yourself, and why? Where did you go on your last day trip, and why?