Thursday, August 17, 2006

Shopping Laguna, AKA Vacation Day Five

One of the best things about having a daughter is that I have a "partner in crime." On every family vacation, we drag Roger along on at least one shopping spree. Poor thing - he ends up sitting on various benches with other men the entire time, rolling his eyes and trading traumatic stories with fellow victims. It is hysterical to observe how a man will perk up the second he sees his female clan emerging from a store. Even more amusing is his dejection as he realizes that they only exited long enough to pop into the store next door. Premature Eshopulation. I only had one shop in mind this trip - Fawn Memories. A must for buying the souvenir t-shirt. Somehow, I didn't end up with one, but Roger got three for himself (the only shop he got excited about).

Amber was a shopping fiend, insisting on getting surf-rat duds at Hobie and a store that had tons of Roxy apparel. After spending WAY too much on the kid (thank goodness I only have ONE), we delighted in Frappucinos from Starbucks and did some window-shopping. An entire day in downtown Laguna isn't enough time, IMHO!Laguna has some fantastic galleries, and as an avid collector of egg paperweights from The Glass Eye Studios, I was particularly interested in shopping for a new one to add to my collection. I didn't find "just the right one," but I DID stumble into The Crystal Image, which was AMAZING! My parents have always been rockhounds, and I caught the bug. This was the last stop on our shopping adventure, and it truly made my day. Rocks galore! And some dang pricey rocks, I might add. Why, you can own your own quartz sphere, with a diameter of 3 1/2 feet, for only $14,500! Needless to say, this was one store Roger made sure he escorted me thru - every step of the way, lest I give in to temptation.

5 comments:

SongBird said...

Hmmmmm.....I have many, many rocks that I will sell to you for the low price of $0.00. Just come and shop in my tired, dry, brown yard so that if I ever do have to mow again I won't be dulling my blades against those rocks. Oh, do you have a color preference? My rocks are brown. I'll be glad to spray paint a few for you though! I'll even escort you across THE BRIDGE.....

Nocturnal said...

This is a cool rock pic you posted. A good place to do a number on your credit card.

Cheers

P.S. I found your site via KB.

willowtree said...

Mmmm shopping. Me wants my precious!

Dave Morris said...

Wow, pricey egg. And not even made by Faberge'...

Found you via karlababble's blog. Have a great day... enjoy vacation!

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