Monday, December 1, 2008

Black Friday

So, I have never really been a big fan of shopping. After about thirty minutes of shopping I get a disease, I call it "Mall-Sick". This is a real problem for me and when I am shopping it hits me unexpectedly. Yet there are people who are crazy enough to wake up at 4:00AM just to deal with way more people than necessary, crazy huge lines, and just shopping in general. Yep, you guessed it I am talking about the crazy "Day-after-Thanksgiving" shopping craze! I have never been apart of this loony-ness. But, last Friday when sitting with my family I was convinced that if I went to the outlets at Park City on Thursday night at midnight there really wouldn't be that many people. They were wrong. I never been in a shopping center that was so full of people! Every parking spot was filled and every line was at least 20 minutes long! I personally stood in line at the j. crew store of 45 minutes, by the time my mom and I checked out I had a new little group of friends. It was definatly a good experience and I did gets some sweet stuff for the Christmas season but I doubt I will go shopping on Black Friday for a very long time!!

Here are some photos of the crazy traffic before we even got into the parking lot. It was backed up in every direction you could see! It took us longer to get from the freeway exit to the outlets than to get from Sundance to Park City.


deb and colin said...

I wanted to stay until 4 o'clock in the morning, I can't believe we left at 3:00am, there was a lot more shopping to be had. Larinda went back on Saturday!

McGuire's said...

Way to do it! that was great to see you guys!

Jamielyn said...

Yeah it was a little too crazy for me too! I almost couldn't even enjoy myself because there was so many people! At least now we know, right?