Happy 5th Birthday to our rescue-Schnauzer! When we adopted our little angel, the Pikes Peak Humane Society had picked August 8 as her birthday. Dortha gave her the pink pig she is jealously guarding in her crate. She says, “Thank You” to Dortha!
The weather forecast called for rain today, and when we got up this morning, the skies were gray, so we decided to go with Plan B today, which was to go into Kalispell for some shopping. By 10 a.m. we were all set for the 30-minute drive.
Our first stop was Best Buy:
Where we all had something we wanted to look for. This turned out to be another costly visit to Best Buy for us , because Jim has been wanting a new camera. Our friend, Gordon, mentioned the Canon EOS 50D, and that is what Jim got today. It came with a 28-135mm image stabilized lens, but he will be looking for a good deal on a 400mm lens before long. We asked for a better price than the posted one and the sales person was able to take off $100 for us. Also, since there is no sales tax in Montana, we feel that we paid a fair price, all things considered.
After that little stop, we were feeling a little shell-shocked, so we didn’t spend much after that. We stopped in at Target, then at Bed, Bath and Beyond, a sporting goods store, and a quick look at Game Stop. I’ve been hearing that there is a Country music version of Rock Band, and I wanted to see if it would be compatible with my Guitar Hero controller. I was told at Game Stop that they are not compatible, so I guess I will just have to wait until the people who make Guitar Hero come up with a Country music version.
All that shopping gave us an appetite, so we decided to take a lunch break:
We were re-energized after a good meal, so we stopped at Costco and looked around there before heading back towards home. On the way, we stopped at a fresh fruit and veggie market and picked up a few goodies.
Once we got home, we took a quick break, then we went back over to the little village of West Glacier to check out the souvenir shops:
We also stopped in at the Canadian Visitor Center, where we learned that the world’s largest shopping mall is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Hmmm….we may have to figure out a time we can make a trip up there!
Finally it was time to head back home for the evening. Oh, and the rain did not materialize all day – until late this evening. This afternoon we even had some nice warm sunshine.
Since we missed going into the park today, I found a few more pictures from yesterday to share:
Another awesome day!