The One with Black Friday

Friday, November 28, 2008

I had no intentions of waking up early to go shopping, but when I checked my phone at 5:30am, I couldn't fall back asleep. I woke up Allie and asked if she wanted to go to Target with me. We quickly got ready and then my dad came down the hallway and said he was going too. Which is funny because my dad is the biggest anti-shopper in the entire world. We left around 6am and drove down Union Hill to Target. It was packed! The closest place we could find to park was around the back and we were lucky to find that spot! 

Another funny thing, this is a conversation I had with my dad while driving:
Dad: "What do people buy? What's the rush?"
Me: "Electronics. They have good deals on TVs and stuff and once they're out they're out."
Dad: "Why would you buy electronics at Target?"
And guess who bought a new TV for the cabin? Ha. 

I got some good deals on DVDs, that's the reason I wanted to go. Next we wanted to eat bagels at Mikie's, but it wasn't open until 7:30. So we drove to Half-Price Books on the off chance that it might be open. It was. And it was packed. I guess good deals will get anybody out of bed. Then we got some bagels to go. I always get an Everything bagel with cream cheese. Back at home, we rushed Malm and Chris to get ready so we could go to the factory stores at North Bend.
On the way there we drove through Snoqualmie and since Chris had never seen the falls before (except on the opening credits of Twin Peaks) we stopped real fast.

I've never been so close to a squirrel! They must be used to humans. 

I've recently become a fan of Twin Peaks, and a lot of it was filmed in North Bend, so I was excited to see the diner where so many scenes were filmed. 

The outlet mall stores were having great sales. The best part? Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory carmel apples. Our favorite is the Apple Pie Apple. 

Back at home, Malm left for work and we watched a new DVD - The Devil Wears Prada. It kept skipping so we went back down to Target and exchanged it for a new copy. Target was still busy as ever. Then we went to Redmond Towne Centre to get some candy at the Sweet Factory. We ate Papa Murphy's take and bake pizza for dinner and then watched 21. It was a fun Black Friday!

1 comment

  1. The waterfall pictures are so beautiful. I love the squirrel ones too.


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