Last night was a crazy game of pinball through Minneapolis and the south metro as we shopped for last minute trip items. You’re welcome for our support of the economy yesterday.
Park Nicollet Clinic – Pick up new contacts, allergy meds.
Opitz Clothing Outlet – I have passed by this St. Louis Park store many times. They always have “Everything under $10” racks out front and I thought maybe I could get some cheap digs for Italy. This store was a nightmare. The clearance racks out front were picked over, and the sales stopped when I walked in the door. Inside was crowded with noisy people and rows of clothing racks that had been placed too close together. I felt like I was in a second-hand store, but everything was EXPENSIVE! $40 for a pair of jeans? $60 for that blouse??? Seriously, it was like an overpriced Salvation Army – lousy selection for outrageous prices.
Apple Store – I want a USB power converter so I can charge my iPod without a computer in Italy. Ain’t paying $30 for it though. Forget that.
Wells Fargo – Authorize credit cards for spending in Europe, find out about international card usage fees (3% for POS and $5 to take money out from an ATM!!!! – We’re considering our alternatives).
Walgreen’s – Look for a “good” neck pillow for the 10-hour plane ride for the Hubby. No luck.
First Tech – (non-Mac Mac store) Look at other options for iPod charger. They had a cruddy-looking off-market charger for $20, but we couldn’t find voltage/watt/amp capabilities on the cord so we decided not to get it.
AAA – Found the Hubby’s neck pillow, silk under-clothes wallets, electrical outlet adapters for continental Europe.
REI – Look for classy walking sandals. We found nothing that we liked under $70…boo!
Best Buy – Last chance look for a USB power converter. No dice. The cheapest one we found was $25. We’ll charge up at internet cafes if we have to.
Famous Footwear – Look for classy walking sandals. We found nothing…booo!
Herbergers – Still no classy walking sandals that were cute, comfortable and affordable…booo! But, the Hubby did find a couple of very lightweight button-up shirts for the trip.
Target – No cute dresses for me…boo!!! Hubby found another shirt and a pair of super light “golf” pants.
Taco Bell for a disappointingly late “dinner” – blech.
The evening ended with a solemn vow to never go shopping again and us collapsing from exhaustion.