Remember last week how it was snowing? Well today, in Maine, on April 22, H and A got sunburned. Geesh. It never even occurred to me that I would need to slather them with sun block…in April…in Maine.
We went to Freeport this week and had a great time swimming in the pool and shopping at the outlets. We had two suites to stay in so we didn’t spend any money on eating out, instead we made T-bone steaks, baked potatoes, and ceasar salad in our rooms. Mmm. The hotel offered a free breakfast that was actually pretty good. It was so nice to roll out of bed and be able to eat breakfast with no driving and no prep work.
I bought an insane amount of clothing for the girls at the outlets. Our first trip to one particular store landed up with three HUGE bags for a mere $30. I added up the retail value and we had over $500 worth of merchandise, including 3 winter jackets for next year. I was so impressed that we decided to venture back the next day. Only this time instead of limiting myself to the 99-cent racks I headed over to the $1.99 and $4.99 section. We left with one huge bag and one tiny bag for $70. I am so disgusted by my overindulgence that I have not even looked in the bags yet to add up the retail value, but I suspect it will be far less than my $500 for $30. I was able to snag two pairs of Oshkosh shoes for Matthew for only $7, and Gary hit Beans for some new pants that he desperately needed.
We didn’t see any of the sites that we intended to, and despite being about a mile down the road, we didn’t even go see Eartha. I have nothing more exciting to report of our vacation then shopping and free breakfast.