Saturday, September 16, 2006

Winter Shopping

At lunch on Friday, the day after arriving here, we met a couple who told us about Big Rays. This weekend they're having a big tent sale on last year's merchandise, and since we have next to nothing in way of good winter clothing we decided to stop by. We bought
    about a dozen pair of boot socks
    a pair of snow boots for Bren
    a pair each of waterproof mittens and gloves
    two pair of gloves
    a total of three hats
    three fleece scarves
    pj bottoms
    a neck thingy (I can't remember the name, but it's a fleece scarf you can pull over your head)
    and a fleece headband that covers the ears

As usual, I didn't find anything for myself, being that I wear size 11s and my hands are too big to fit ladies size large gloves. We didn't find any winter coats, so we'll probably end up buying from Lands' End or LL Bean. Still need thermal underwear.

While we were at the tent sale I got a nice surprise when my internet friend, Julie, showed up with her kids. She lives in North Pole, but was in Fairbanks shopping, so she found us to say hello. It's so nice to finally meet her in person.

It's late and we're very tired, so I'll call it a night.

Love you all.


Sis said...

I am happy that I got to see you all before you left to God's country. If I have said it once I have said it 2 dozen times to you: Oil rigger or fisherman/crab man that can hang his hat up when he comes in the door is all I need and I will be happy to be an eskimo mama. These southerners can keep thier humidity and heat. I am not sure if I am envieous of you or happy for you, ok, maybe both. My love and wishes to all three of you. Sis

Ice Woman said...

Hey Sis, Bren and I are already on the lookout for your man. We'll see one that fits your description and discuss the possibilities. It's okay if you're envious. I was envious of every person who told me they were coming here to AK or had been here. I thankful God allowed me this chance to see this beautiful country. I can die now :o)