Both last year and this year, I have gone to SPA with a co-worker, Robyne (blogless, but Ricki523 on Ravelry). Robyne is a blast to do things with - she is a riot of quick wit, adventurousness and intelligence. Give her a couple of margaritas after a four year hiatus (medical reasons, not alcoholism reasons), and you can have a blast!
After a couple of margaritas at Gritty's with dinner, we went to LL Bean's on the way back to the HGI to spin on Saturday. I needed some jeans that didn't drag on the ground (yes, I know how to sew, and yes, I could hem them up, but the reality is that I just don't do it). Couldn't find what I needed at the outlet store, so we headed to the main store, where Dave gave us permission to slide down the banisters, and forced us to run the maze of the checkout line properly, despite the fact we were the only ones there (no, he really didn't, but Robyne did it again anyway to prove she didn't take any short cuts. Her margaritas were stronger than mine, I tell ya!)
The LL Bean store is one of my first stops when I pick up folks from away at the Portland airport - since the shop is open 24/7/365, it is amusing to take people to see the indoor trout pond, stuffed wildlife and the beautiful Old Town canoes they have. Now they've added a fish tank where one can duck under and into a clear bubble to see the fish - or Robyne! And that was before she slid down the banister.
We couldn't resist the shot of Robyne "getting the boot"....