Saturday, November 28, 2009

FC's Black Friday Shopping Adventure


I knew when I turned into the crowded parking lot, that this was going to be one of THOSE Black Friday shopping adventures.



I followed the signs to the bargains.

I got a great deal on a beach snowman.


This earlier shopper had already snagged the plush toys I wanted.
Oh well, early bird gets the Lab and all that ...



Herds of shoppers were everywhere, but most were well behaved with none of that "sales stampede" mentality that you hear so much about.




People seemed to have the spirit of the season, with lots of waving and smiles.


video

It just wasn't that bad an experience ... I don't see what all the Black Friday angst is about.

20 comments:

Kathy said...

My kind of black Friday! I don't get the shopping thing. Heck, I'd pay extra to avoid the crowds! haha

Where is the lovely fort in your title photo?

Freste said...

I seem to have lost my ummmm... wallet and errrr.... keys and ahhh... cell phone here. Will have to go back and check for them. And again. And again.... Oh yeah and again...

Florida Beach Basics said...

tee hee - nice new header pic - what is it?

will there be pix of your Thanksgiving feast?

marge

Deb said...

Now that's a shopping experience I can live with! Those beach photos make me think it's been too long since I've been to either coast.

robin andrea said...

What Deb said! That's my kind of shopping experience. Looks like a perfect way to spend the day.

roger said...

well done, shopper. thanks for the presents.

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

That video almost made me feel a bit buzzed. My eyes were wavering.
Rock on Mr. Buddy.

Nice pictures.

Patti

threecollie said...

I think I might like to shop there too...

Cydney said...

You are awesome, what stretch of the beach were you on? It was gorgeous! Thanks for the great post! Cydney

Pablo said...

Yep, now that's the way to spend Black Friday. (I, on the other hand, was crawling around beneath my new porch. Kinda dirty under there!)

Dani said...

Our Friday was almost exactly like yours! Waaaaay better than the mall!

Aunty Belle said...

some folks jes' knows how ter live!

jojo said...

LOL... my kind of post! me neither i would rather be doing your kind of shopping.

LauraHinNJ said...

There's at least a million miles and a world of difference between your beaches and mine...

Love the sand snowman! Glad you survived the crush of shoppers...

;-)

Sandcastle Momma said...

Black Friday in Paradise - I can't imagine a better way to spend it!

lisa said...

Now that is my kind of black friday! Mine was pretty good to doing the shopping thing on my looms!

Floridacracker said...

Kathy,
You betcha! Fort Matanzas. See today's post.

Freste,
Wise move, amigo.

Marge,
Fort Matanzas, near Crescent Beach.
Turkey pics up at Pure FL Food!

Deb,
A winter beach is pretty alluring.

Robin,
Different strokes right?

rodger,
you are welcome sir.


Patti,
Will do! Somehow that song seemed to fit my nostalgic mood.


3Collie,
I actually came home with all my money!


Cydney,
Thanks and welcome to Pure Florida! That beach is Crescent Beach in St. Johns county.

Pablo,
Pup retrieval?

Dani,
Can't wait to see those pics!

Aunty,
I try hon.

JoJo,
Beats the mall any day!

Laura,
They aren't this deliciously empty in the summer of course!


SCMomma,
That about sums it up! LOL!

Lisa,
Sounds good!

kevin said...

A few years ago the NPS asked us (the Fl National Guard) to help move the cannons in this fort and the Castillo downtown from the forts to flat bed trucks. We did using UH-60 helicopters to sling load the cannons. Once the cannons were restored, the NPS asked us to put them back. We did it the same way only in reverse order. I was on the ground crew setting the cannons in place. The largest cannons weighed almost 8000 lbs. pushing the limits of the UH-60's external load capabilities. It was a pretty neat experience.

I have a great story about the cannon on the east side of Fort Matanzas but it would take too long to write it here.

Glad ya'll had a good Thanksgiving and great Black Friday.

Cathy S. said...

Horseback riding on the beach. One of my favorite things to do!

Miz S said...

Mmmm. A shot of Mellancamp. Thanks.