Road trip to Buffalo

I’m attempting to update this blog more frequently because I’m tired of sorting through my memory.

I initially booked off this weekend for a full weekend shopping trip in Buffalo with Georgia. But to refrain ourselves from indulging in too much shopping, we ended up doing it all in one day. So Saturday morning, we set out on our road trip. It had been gloomy and rainy all morning. To make matters worse, Georgia woke up that morning and realized she lost her wallet (or so she thought). Long story short, she left it on her desk at work the day before and was lucky to have been able to get into the office on Saturday morning to retrieve it. By 8:30am, we were ready to hit the road.

There was a delay on the road due to construction and then a half hour long line up to cross the bridge. Thankfully, Georgia had good music with her so we just blasted that in the car while traffic stalled. When we finally reached the U.S. border, Georgia realized she only had her driver’s license as ID which apparently is not sufficient. We were lucky they let us by. It was almost 11:30am when we reached the Fashion Outlets.

After grabbing a quick lunch, we roamed the outlet and found ourselves some deals at Coach, Guess? and Nine West. Before leaving, I stopped at the Oakley store. I finally got my Oakley’s!! :D I had been looking for a new pair of sunglasses since last summer but haven’t been able to find one suitable for my face. So when I saw the Oakley’s this time, I decided they had to come home with me.

Then we drove a half hour to the Galleria where we spent the remainder of the day shopping. I made my purchases at Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works to complete my day of shopping. During a quick stop at Starbucks, I discovered that tea is actually 30 cents more expensive in the U.S. than it is in Canada. I almost couldn’t believe I paid US$2.01 for tea.

We originally made reservations for dinner at the Melting Pot, but by 7pm we were finished the mall and the exhaustion had caught up to us. We bummed around until almost 9pm and decided to cancel our reservations, opting for a quick bite at Mickey D’s instead before hitting the road home. We were so tired.

The trip home felt a lot like the journey home from New York after the cruise. I felt almost as exhausted. I had a good time though, and now that I’ve put a $500 dent in my bank account, I’ll have to start saving up again for that new computer, printer, cell phone and iPod.