Saturday, May 13, 2006

Rainy Day Plans

We woke up this morning to hard rain and a forecast for more of the same for the whole day...this at 5:15am...so we made the best of a yucky day.

We decided to head up to Plattsburgh to take care of some shopping. Plattsburgh is a fact of life for people living in the Northern Adirondacks; we simply don't have the resources needed in our small towns to get by. We left the house by 6:30(ish), and were enjoying breakfast at Friendly's by 8am.



After breakfast, we headed over to Lowes to look for a replacement for our ancient lawnmower. Ben wanted one of the John Deere riding mowers, but we ended up settling for a push-mower.



From Lowes, we went to Petco to pick up some Scooby-Snacks, which also allowed Ben a chance to check out the reptiles and birds and fish, which he loves.



The store manager enjoyed watching Ben run around the store talking to all of the animals so much that she took out one of the baby bearded dragons for Ben to pet, which had him giggling like crazy!



From the petstore, we then did some shopping with mommy for her upcoming trip to London and Scotland with La-La...after which we found our way to Borders to look for some books for mommy and Ben...we were, as always, successful...



Ben likes reading on his own as well as with his daddy.



As this entry is starting to sound like a multi-product endorsement, I won't tell you where we went for lunch, but suffice it to say that it is one of Ben's favorites...



After lunch, we shopped for groceries and then headed for home. Ben was sound asleep, as was mommy, within minutes of leaving P-burgh behind us.



The weather wasn't great, but we made the best of it, and the day turned out to be fantastic!!! I'll hope to have an outdoor-related for tomorrow...

3 comments:

Anshu Anand said...

Very Nice ..looks like you people really had a ball ...:)

Gran said...

Another exciting day for the Sheffields. Looks like Ben has charmed the pet store owner. Again, thanks for sharing.

nature lover said...

What a great education Ben is getting!