On Tuesday we decided since it was going to be a rainy day we would head to Spokane to shop. I’m thankful that we can travel south for an hour to Spokane and enjoy shopping at all the stores we enjoyed when we lived in the Seattle area. While we drove we enjoyed listening to a couple of sermons online. That’s another thing I’m thankful to be able to do on the road.
It rained most of the day but we were treated to some clearing on the way home as we approached Colville
In Spokane we stopped at The Home Depot, Trader Joe’s, HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, Total Wine, At Home, and we ended at Costco for shopping and refilling our gas tank.
On our drive home we stopped in Chewelah at our favorite Mexican restaurant on this side of the mountains for “linner”.
This is the auto body shop that will be working on our car. Our car is scheduled for December 16th. They are in high demand at this shop.
I’ll be doing a fair share of shopping local in Colville for the holidays, too.
WalMart has already gotten some good business from us.
We bought our overpriced natural fresh free range turkey from this store. It’s our favorite grocery store in town. When we saw turkeys for 99 cents a pound at Costco we consoled ourselves with the fact that we had helped our local economy out. 🙂
This is the part of our road where I hit the deer.
At the mailbox.
Looking back towards town and enjoying the clouds.
We enjoyed a quiet evening at home after our day of travel for shopping.
10 thoughts on “A Shopping Day…”
…refilling at Costco is always a great idea, I’m going there today.
Hello, I love the views of the countryside. You have a lovely ride to the stores. They are some of my favorite stores too, HomeGoods, Trader Joes and we have a Total Wine too. Wishing you a happy day!
You live in such a beautiful part of the state Ellen. I’m glad you can go to Spokane and don’t have to go through shopping withdrawal.
Sounds like a great day of shopping.
Nice to live in the country but able to get to civilization when needed. It is like that here by us too.
Sounds like our trips to Portland, which is about an hour south. I rarely go alone so it gives the two of us a chance to chat or listen to Christmas music or, as you have done, to listen to a message. It is always the way that things are more expensive the further north one gets. I am trying to decide right now if I want to bless the local hardware store or do the traveling necessary to get the better price. I know that you hit a deer…am going back to comment on a few more posts. Those grands of yours require commenting.
Pretty skies on your drive. It’s nice to live near enough to cities where you can have a good shopping trip, and combine it with a road trip too.
Beautiful skies along your drive. We are about an hour from Anderson, SC where we visit lots of good stores. I know Christmas will be especially exciting with your grandchildren this year.
Lovely skies! A fascinating insight in shopping American style. Hope your thanksgiving preparations go well. B x
Sounds like a good and productive way to spend a rainy day! An hour drive is not so bad if there are stores that you like. Also nice to spend a quiet evening after a long day of shopping! What is it about shopping that tires you out so?
Well, I’m green with envy! In order to hit those stores I’d have to drive around 200 miles RT, cross the river, twice, and take a good 10 hours. WOW! Re the Costco turkey…was it fresh and free range? There’s a lot to be said for free range…especially chickens. Free range chicken eggs have a smidgen of cholesterol compared to cages hens.