We found a nice ski jacket for Maralee at Target, and Savanna surprised me by picking out a fairly dressy outfit at JC Penney's for her band concert. The sunset was so pretty seen here from the Papa Murphy's parking lot when we stopped to have a pizza made to take home to bake. Dinner was pretty late by the time we drove the 1 1/2 hours back home. Savanna had to be at the school at 6:15 AM to leave for her basketball game in Ignacio today. I hope she isn't feeling tired!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Once a year the girls and I have a day somewhere around the holidays that we call Girl Day, which we spend shopping, going out to eat, whatever we want to do without any men or boys. Savanna and Maralee were out of school Friday for a teacher work day, but Garrett still had school, so it was a good opportunity to get away. We descended from the mountains to shop in Montrose. If we wanted to go to a real mall, we could have driven all the way to Grand Junction, but we spend most of our time at Target on days like this.Even though Montrose isn't in the mountains like Telluride, it still has an elevation of 5,794 feet, still higher than Denver and almost as high as Colorado Springs. The population is only around 17,000, but since Montrose and Grand Junction are the largest cities on the Western Slope, Montrose has several restaurants and places to shop. It's much smaller than our hometown of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, but offers enough stores to make us feel like it's a big city.