Beth and I are home again. We left the hotel in Seattle at 10:15 this morning and took our time coming home. It's normally a 3-hour trip, give or take a few minutes, depending upon the border crossing. But today, she and I decided to take advantage of not having anyone waiting for us at home or with us in the car. We did some extreme shopping! We stopped at all the places we've always said we'd like to stop if Wes would consent to it on one of our trips to the US. We didn't buy much. Actually, I didn't buy anything, because I didn't have any money and Wes hadn't specified that I could spend any, other than to eat. He does let us eat. Beth, however, had some money saved up for just such a trip, so she was searching high and low for some new skirts. We stopped at Michael's - not for clothes, of course, but for crafting supplies - Target, Kohl's, several outlet stores (Gap, Eddie Bauer, Dress Barn), two regular malls (which means two Christopher & Banks and all the anchor stores!), Starbucks - no clothes there either - and JoAnn Fabrics. And Beth bought two skirts, a denim and a khaki, from Sears. A lot of the major stores are having good clearance deals right now, especially Kohl's, Penney's, and Sears. Besides the craft supplies, the two skirts are all she bought. Looking back over all the places we went today, it's pretty pitiful that we only came home with two skirts and some beads! LOL But we had a good time. We talked about serious things, and we talked about funny things. We even got a little crazy toward the end of the day, laughing over nothing much at all. We ate junk food all day. We looked at more clothes than I ever care to look at again. We even looked at baby clothes and wished we had a new baby somewhere nearby to buy some for! LOL It was tiring, but so relaxing to know that we had all day if we wanted to take all day, and no one was waiting at home for supper or worried about where we were. We both agreed, by the way, that we wouldn't want today's unusual circumstances to be the norm - we love our boys too much to do without them! After all day out and about, we finally pulled into our driveway at 8:30 on the dot. That's 8:30 at night, y'all. We shopped and drove and shopped and drove for over ten hours. Ahem. I think that may be a record, and one not likely to be repeated for quite a while!
We made sure to buy gas in the US. We filled up at Costco for $4.17/gallon, which is still cheaper than here in Canada. We're a bit over $6.00/gallon in our town. So we take advantage of the "low" price in WA when we're down there! ;)
I have also discovered that I am not a young chick anymore. More like an old hen watching while her young chick finds herself some new feathers! ;) I am now about to go take a warm bath, put on my jammies, and finish reading my book. Tomorrow is a new day with lots of plans in it already. See you later!