Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Columbus Shopping Trip

Sunday afternoon Deb and I headed to Columbus for our annual shopping trip.  It's nice to get away and relax, shop, and of course eat way too much.  Once in town we headed to The Container Store.  This year's trip was a lot gentler on our pocketbooks as we didn't buy nearly as much as we did last year.  Of course last year Deb was buying a shelving system for her daughter's bedroom and I was buying all kinds of "must have" gadgets of course!  This year I walked out with a new trash can for my daughter's bedroom and a nice shower caddy for the bathroom.  Since Dave lives in Columbus we had the chance to have dinner with him on Sunday evening.  We decided on McCormick and Schmick's so I went ahead and called to make a 7:45 reservation.  We made a wrong turn on our way there and didn't get to the restaurant until 8:00.  Imagine our surprise when there was a sign on the door saying that the restaurant was closing at 8:00.  One of the staff came to the door and apologized for the fact that they closed early.  Fortunately Dave was thinking on his toes and commented that I guess that reservation didn't mean anything.  The staff member said you're our last reservation tonight, come on in.  The food was great.  I don't generally like fish but I tried Deb's sole and it was actually very good.  The shrimp I ordered may just have been the best shrimp I have ever eaten.  Now the dessert however was THE BEST part of the meal.  All three of us were in awe of the deliciousness of the peanut butter pie.  We were trying to figure out how they made it.  We spent the next two hours chatting and catching up with Dave which was great.  He has such a great sense of humor and always has the best stories.  Finally we were the last ones left in the restaurant and the manager made his way to our table to politely tell us to "get the heck out" since they were closed.

Monday morning Deb and I slept in for a bit and then headed to the Jeffersonville Outlets.  We had a great time shopping and found some great deals.  There was of course a lot of credit/debit card swiping at the check out counters!  We finished up at the outlets and headed back to the hotel to freshen up.  Last night we headed to Easton and had dinner at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy.  Once again the food was fantastic and we ended up eating too much once again.  Following dinner we did a little shopping and then headed back to the hotel.

Today we had to come home.  So sad I know!  We had some breakfast at Panera and then stopped by a store at Polaris so Deb could find a dress for a wedding she has coming up in August.  Oh and yes, I did manage to fit my 5 mile marathon pace run in today!

All in all it was a great girl's trip!  I can't wait for next year Deb!!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. So I need to know more about the container store. Theres one here and I've heard it's great but I'm still not sure. What makes it so super awesome?

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    I went to the container store here once. Bought some stuff then promptly had to return it as it was the wrong size. Of course, I must have cleaned out my purse and the receipt went along with it so I only got store credit. So I have about $60 that I need to spend there soon!!