Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday '10

It's not every year I get the Friday after Thanksgiving off and I wasn't going to let today pass without doing a little shopping.

I had originally made plans to shop in St. Cloud with one of my dental co-workers.  She has family in that area too.  But since my family Thanksgiving was canceled, I had to cancel out on N.  I was a little nervous about driving around in St. Cloud, because I am totally lost.  There's just too much stuff crammed into Division St. and Crossroads.  Selfishly...I am a little happy to be shopping in my home territory.

J and I hit the road around 6:30.  Our stops included Best Buy, Target, Menards (all on 65), the Mounds View library (to return movies that we watched after our Turkey feast), Target again (this time in Riverdale....awesome customer service here....thanks old guy in electronics!), JC Pennies and Walmart.  We attempted to stop at Old Navy, but that was a big mistake.  I will never attempt to drive by Kohl's and through that parking lot ever again on a Black Friday.  You can enter at 3 different intersections, but EVERYONE has to exit at the SAME place.  Who engineered this shopping complex???  It took 5 seconds to get in, but 20 minutes to get out.

We were pooped out and back at home by noon.

Oh, and I made a third and final trip back to Target.  This time for a return of a in-the-moment purchase.
Gotta love the Target!