Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Best Laid Plans

After leaving Yuba City a little later than we planned thanks mainly to fiddling about on-line, and after a short (and fruitless) errand to Marysville, we headed back toward the Bay Area. We stopped at the shopping center built on the ruins of the Nut Tree and looked around. They've rebuilt an amusement park, and they have a train again. I didn't check to see if the train still provides intermodal connections from the shopping center to the Nut Tree Solano County Airport. After buying some books at Borders -- it would have been a shame to let the 40% off this weekend only coupon we had go to waste -- we had lunch and tried to use the wi-fi at Panera Bread to check traffic conditions and e-mail. The response speed was hopeless, but the sandwiches and soup were pretty good.

After lunch, we thought a short walk around the Vacaville Premium Outlets across the freeway would work off a bit of the food, so we popped over the freeway for a short walk. About three hours later, laden with plenty of bags of stuff purchased on our "short walk," we finally made it back to the car. And this is not just a hapless male being led astray by a shopping-crazed woman. (Although I will say that Cheryl did manage to bag a splendid dress at a bargain price, as she reports.) Cheryl and I were both equally to blame for committing Shopping this afternoon. Whew.

Fortunately for us, traffic was a breeze getting the rest of the way home. We must have missed the pulses of coming-home-from-Tahoe traffic. Still, we had a lot less time at home Sunday that we'd expected, and still have bags of stuff strewn about.

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