In the back of my mind I knew we actually didnt have much luggage space for our return trip and we were here for memorable experiences not 'stuff' BUT having time to shop at great places is memorable isnt it??? I knew I was going to buy everyone a pair of Nike's but was amazed at how cheap they were and with the exchange rate at the time it all seemed surreal to be looking at the prices. It got a little crazy with all of us trying on shoes and wanting everyones opinion but it was so much fun! Some of us even got two pairs as it was such good value. Best pair...Michael's $13...cant beat that!!!
|Our Nike purchases (mum went back and got three more pairs the day before we left)|
|Daniel entertaining himself at the Nike outlet store!|
I was really glad there was a playground (even if it was a little frosty) as the kids could play and relax whilst Raechel and I had lots of fun shopping! I didnt go too crazy because it was only week 3 into our trip but I do regret leaving a handbag from the Coach Outlet store, as I didnt find another that I liked on the whole trip but hey that's life. I wasnt going to do the same thing in New York!
That night we had a great time catching up with Deb and Matt Pope and their beautiful family! Matt and Jason and even Deb to a degree grew up with Jason in Adelaide and I got to know them really well in YSA. Amazing to see how far along everyone has come (and we all still feel 21) and Debbie was pregnant at the time with number 7...amazing! My sister Sarah is actually married to Debbie's brother Andrew which actually means we are related by marriage! And because of this match we are related to everyone in Adelaide and Tasmania or seems like it anyway. I can remember being on YW camp growing up in Tasmania and feeling a little jealous over the big families in the church and wanting to be part of it or related to them in some way...and now I am woohoo! (Very far removed but I am still counting it!) It was so lovely to reminisce and catch up about old times and life in general.