Sunday, January 4, 2009

Helping the Economy

My girlfriend Angela and I met in Columbus this weekend for our Annual Shopping Trip. So we could, ya know, help the economy. ;) And take advantage of all the after-Christmas clearance sales. And have girl time where we get to shop to our heart's content, eat at restaurants our husbands don't like, and talk and talk and talk.

Ang is the QUEEN of Priceline and got us a 4 Star hotel room for 37 bucks! It was beautiful - it had french doors leading into the bedroom......and flat screen TV's in the living area and bedroom.We felt so fancy!

After checking in, we had lunch and then headed to Mall #1 where we shopped for about 8 hours.Back to the hotel with all of our goodies!
We were seriously pooped. We ate our traditional Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup in Bread Bowls. (Only they were out of bread bowls by the time we got there so we improvised and used their sourdough rolls.)
What's better than warm, creamy soup with crusty bread after a long day of shopping?I'll tell you what - sticking your feet in a hot tub. Neither of us had brought our bathing suits, so we just headed down to the pool area in our jammies, rolled them up and stuck our feet in! We did get one or two interesting looks, but it was totally worth it.

After a night of recuperating, we set out the next day for Mall #2.We both got some great buys and had a wonderful time together.

I'm so grateful for having such an amazing, fun friend in Angela, for serious clearance deals, and for our husbands who are so sweet to encourage us to do this.

Can't wait for next time!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, SO Fun! Can't wait until next year! Good times.
Angela
(...had to be anonymous. I couldn't remember my password. :( )

Mommo said...

Looks like so much fun. Glad you found some great deals. The hotel deal blows me away. Very nice.

traceyroxanne said...

What an Amazing trip! Hooray for you! Work hard, Play hard is my motto. Way to play. :)

Saquel25 said...

Looks like serious bliss. I myself was very excited by the sales this year. I got great deals before Christmas as well as after. I was able to share it with a special person as well. That's the best kind of shopping!

Elaine said...

I saw a DSW bag in there! Now I am green with new shoe envy.

Sarah C said...

That looks like so much fun. Angela seems like a great friend. Shopping and a full Girl's weekend...that's awesome!

Katie said...

LOL--I think that disdain for Panera is some universal guy thing. Looks like a lot of fun!

Jill said...

It's nice to see someone trying to really help out the economy! What a FUN trip! :o)

mamalutz said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! I'm planning to hit the stores in the next week or 2 looking for clothes for the kids for next year.

courtney said...

That looks like so much fun! i get seriously excited for after Christmas sales! Look like you guys scored some good ones.