Last week, me and my son and brother-in-law got off the mountain and took a drive to the city for the day. It was a day of shopping, lunch, exploring, and fun. The drive was nice this time for me, as my brother-in-law drove, and I was able to take pictures of the scenery, even from the inside of his truck.
A little further down the highway, we could see the Trinity Alps in the distance. I didn't realize how high the Trinity Alps were, with an elevation of 9,001 ft. They say that it's a spectacular, rugged, and wild terrain.
We got into the city, and we went to all the main shops. I remember having all these shops close by in my old town, but here in the mountains, we don't have nearly as much shopping, so I was very excited. Our first stop was my favorite, Target. I bought the grandgirls a little something and will give it to them when I visit soon.
While me and my son went inside Target and looked around, my brother-in-law went to the grocery store for a few things he needed. He ended up buying me a bunch of groceries too.
The next stop was the Mall. It wasn't too crowded, and it was a delight to go into See's Candies and pick out all my favorite pieces. I found a coffee cup at the mall, and it reminded me of my Polish cup that broke, and I never replaced it.
The next stop was Kohl's, and I bought a mint green sweater. They have all the Winter sales going on, but we still have a couple months of cold weather, so I was glad to find something soft and warm to wear for awhile.
It was time for lunch, and we went to a Wood Fired Pizza place. Since it is the beginning of the Lent season, I couldn't eat meat that day, so I got a personal veggie pizza with a Greek salad. Everything was so good.
The highlight of my day was coming out of the pizza place and seeing a red rose petal right next to my brother-in-law's truck along the curb.
Well, we were just about to leave and head back, when I saw it - the best craft store around, so, of course, I had to stop there first. It's been so long since I've been inside a Michaels store, and I didn't buy anything, but it was sure fun looking. World Market was right next to it, so we went in there as well.
We brought home a lot of goodies from our shopping day, but it seemed like mine were mostly foods haha.
It was the best day, and I'm grateful to my brother-in-law for driving us there. I want to do that more often, as we aren't too far from the city. When we were driving home, we noticed the snowflakes were starting to fall. And the next day, we were hit with a pretty big snow.
Today and tomorrow we are in for a big snow also, and they say it will be blizzard conditions, oh my.