Saturday, May 03, 2008

Dick's, Thanks For The Memories

This is about a week late but here's the rundown from our Bangor trip that the girls and I took last weekend :o)

We got away at a decent time on Friday. I gave Katie and Faith Ann a little package full of goodies for the trip :o) Last year, I made each of them a reversible purse. It looks like this might become an annual event! LOL! I just realized that I never took a picture though. D'oh!

As we hit US soil, I was able to get my hands on my Coke slushy so I was set for the trip. There was a lot of gabbing going on during the drive down and I think that it worked up a good hunger. Our co-pilot, Katie, suggested Olive Garden for lunch and there was no argument from Faith Ann or me. Would you believe that we got a table right across from the one we had last year, we had the same waitress AND she screwed up our bills AGAIN! We still don't know if it was Katie or I who got the alcoholic strawberry lemonade ;o) LOL!

To walk things off, we went to Jo-Ann's and AC Moore. I stocked up on floss but I was surprised at how little I bought in the way of crafty items. Even the new Emma Ginghers didn't grab me. I did however; do well in the clothing department. That's the weird thing because I 'detest' shopping for clothes. So before we headed to the hotel, I found a pair of capri's at Old Navy and a couple of tops at LL Bean :o) A pretty good start.

Once at the hotel, we put our feet up for a bit. The girls were geared up to use the pool but there had been an "accident" and it was going to be closed for 24 hours. I really didn't want to know what the accident was :oS After we caught our breath, we headed out again and hit Border's and Dick's Sporting Goods Store. It was Ruby's Tuesday's for a late supper and I'm not kidding you but they sat us at the exact same booth as we had last year! Too funny!

The next day we had a lot of ground to cover. We went over to Brewer to the Super Wal-Mart where the girls stocked up on groceries and I got my environmental awareness t-shirt -


ROFL!!!! What's even more hilarious is that at the regular Wal-Mart later that day, I bought DH a t-shirt that says -


We'll be quite the pair :oD

The mall was next and I got a sweet outfit at New York Company. It was even sweeter with my awesome discount! I picked up a couple of pairs of Columbia pants at Dick's and this is where Katie bought her oversized weapon ;o) She bought this 15 pound bar and I'm afraid to ask if it was for exercising or to keep her DH in line. LOL! We all stocked up on yummy scents and then we shut down the Bath & Body Works registers. At least we learned we have one of their stores coming to New Brunswick! Woohoo!

Target is where I stocked up on some of my groceries. I love their Archer Farms brand. The chocolate raspberry pancakes have been a hit and I'm anxious to try out the bamboo rice :o) I was 'the' best Mom when I bought Brie her favourite bickies from Petsco, along with some bacon flavoured microwave popcorn that we have yet to try.

Before we realized it, Sunday was upon us and it was time to return home :o( We got everything organized and it was a good thing we had a minivan because it was full. We timed things just right coming back through the border. The nasty guard had just finished tearing apart a U-Haul so thankfully she wasn't ready to get lug her butt off her chair again :o)

It was a very fun weekend and my Crocs literally saved my feet. There was a bit of sleep to catch up on but all in all, it was much more relaxed than last year's trip. I'm almost caught up with my Blog reading so hopefully by Monday, I'll be leaving comments again :o)


Paisley said...

Sounds like you guys had a fun trip! Those t-shirts are hilarious, too! :-)

And I have to ask... is the bacon flavored popcorn for people?

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Do you do this every year?

Kendra said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Those t-shirts are funny, although I don't know if I would be brave enough to wear something like that! LOL

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend away. I love the t-shirts.

Karen said...

sounds like a great weekend and lots of fun

stitcherw said...

Wow, sounds like you had a wonderful time and got some fantastic shopping done. I'll bet your van was full. Glad you had such a good time and were able to find all the different things you were looking for. Hopefully the water level is back down by your home now too. Your water pictures in your earlier post were something else, how scary to have it that high.

Lori-Ann said...

Love the t-shirts. Glad you guys had some fun girl time. Accidental acohol, eh? LOL. suuuure ;o)
see ya round.

Ranae said...

Sounds like alot of fun. I now have to go put my feet up and stitch after all that shopping, lol.

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a fun time and I am sure that van was packed. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am the Kim that is posted in the gallery on Stitchy Kitty and I actually live about 15 minutes from Bangor :)

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a great time in the States! Took full advantage of the favorable exchange rate for you guys, right?
Love a good shopping story!

Irene said...

Sounds like you all had a great weekend !