The Goodwill store was nice and bright and full of helpful sales people. But it was also small and didn't have much. So it didn't take long. When I got done and got to the car, it popped in my head to Google for pool opportunities. Bingo! I found one just up the road on the way home. Fife Aquatic Center. Their website said they were open for laps so I headed there. It turned out to be perfect!
It's a city pool that has clearly been there for a few years but has also been kept up beautifully. The lockers were really really old but the showers were state of the art with fabulous water pressure. There is a 6 lane 25 yard pool, a small kiddy pool and a spa - all artfully decorated with adorable aquatic paintings. They had all the things you might ever want in terms of swim toys. There were 2 lanes of an impressively populated aqua fit class for really old ladies and 4 lanes for laps. And it was salt water. It turned out to be a really excellent swim. I was so glad I did it. I felt great both during and after.
I stopped at the Dairy Queen across the street when I was done. We do not have a Dairy Queen here - only the TV ads for them. It had been years. I got a burger and fries which were just what I need and otherwise totally unremarkable. I'm good on Dairy Queen now for a many years, I think.
It rained nearly all the way home and then stopped when I got here.
I dumped all my purchases out on the bed because that way I will put them away today so I can sleep tonight!
Total cost of trip including hotel, meals, all shopping including stores and show = 754.71.
Before I left, I promised myself I could spend wildly and freely as long as the total bill was under $1,000.00. So... success! It was the perfect vacation. Just the right amount of food, luxury, wonder and loot.