An Unconventional Field Trip

Trip Start Aug 31, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Our first Saturday, Jen, Jackie, Sam, and I decided to do a shopping trip looking for some home décor. We made our way down to the shopping district of Boston.  It's a bit too commercial and busy for my liking, but it’s very useful for buying necessities, clothes, and home-making items.

We eventually got sidetracked by a shelf full of books all for $1, then decided to stop in the closing Borders.  It broke my heart to be in there, but that isn’t to say we didn’t have fun.  Everything was on sale and for sale – even the shelving units.  We found a huge variety of funny or ridiculous books.  It was also very interesting to see exactly what was on sale – hardcover Jonas Brothers book for a buck?  Self-help section more on sale than any other genre?  Terrifying posters?  It was easy to see what business decisions certainly didn’t help keep Borders in business.

I found a mini book of inspirational quotes by Mr. Rogers and had to buy it – it helped that it only cost around $2, but I probably would have bought it even if it weren’t on sale.  The poor cashier who sold it to me was in such short temper when I gave him the exact change.  I couldn’t blame him, though.

Faneuil Hall (Sam adorably called it "Fanuley" before I corrected her) was right there so we walked through the crowds though the cobblestones hurt our feet.  Urban Outfitters tortured us with the high price tags tied to perfect clothes.  Quincy Market smelled wonderful and was great for cool drinks but was sweltering hot.  An unintentionally long stop in Newbury Comics resulted in a poster of Italy for our living room, the one home décor item we successfully purchased that day.

Altogether, a rather unconventional shopping day, but one great for spending time with people =)

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