Thanksgiving was the usual affair at my sister’s house. This year was a little different with it being the first year without Bill. It reminded me of the first holiday season without my father. But life goes on. We drank a toast to Bill, had a good meal and good conversation about anything and everything.
I was so stuffed that I almost couldn’t do dessert! But I did manage to partake in the chocolate cake and pumpkin pie (yes, both for dessert). You can see the photos from Thanksgiving in the //photos section. All photos are not visible. To access all photos please log into your //Flickr account, and be on my Friends and Family list. I didn’t take too many photos, but just enough to capture the day.
The following day, Black Friday, I dropped off Farrah at Valley Fair. I did not dare enter the mall on that day. I did however go into Fry’s in San Jose. I managed to find street parking close by, only having to deal with the slight drizzle that filled the day. I didn’t buy anything, but managed to kill an hour before heading home.
Saturday we found ourselves up in the City with hundreds of other people. Union Square was packed!!! I wanted to take pictures of people around me, but I forgot the memory card for my camera. I took it out of the camera to download photos from Thanksgiving dinner and forgot to place it back in the camera. Doh!
Before starting off on our – or actually Farrah’s – shopping quest, we ate a nice lunch at the Nordstrom’s Bistro. After getting the all needed fuel to make the rounds, we headed to Forever 21 – which is one of my favorite stores (he says sarcastically). Next was //H & M which is new to the City.
I initially stepped into H & M with Farrah, after we waited in a 50-person line outside the store. Crowd control was necessary for the store – I guess – so as to not create a fire hazard. I stepped out of the store after ten minutes of waiting. I wandered around Union Square, passing by //Macy’s which had an SPCA display in one of their windows. The display had live cats and dogs playing around cartoonish cutouts. This created a small crowd along the windows. Damn, I wish I had my camera to take photos!
I made my way back to H & M where I stood outside waiting for Farrah to come out. I found it very amusing to look and listen to the crowds of people walking by H & M commenting on the store and the people waiting in line. I heard repeated remarks like: “What store is this?” “Oh, this is like the East Coast one.” “What’s the line for?” and my favorite – “I’m not standing in line just to go into a store.”
The day ended with a few more stores to stop by (Old Navy, the Apple Store) then we headed home. All in all I don’t think I bought much. I was just disappointed in forgetting my memory card to capture any moments of the day.