Trip to Chicago etc

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My shopping bounty!

I went to Woodridge, IL last Sunday for Wilton’s annual tent sale. For those of you who’ve never been there, Imagine a tent about the size of a gymnasium…. (I’m talking a full basketball court with lots of room on the ends and sidelines. Now add long rows of banquet tables going the long way, leaving aisles just wide enough for three shopping carts. Pile the tables high with Wilton, Copco, and other kitchen-y type products but save most of an aisle for picture frames. Mark everything down at least 50% off retail prices (not just clearance items) and add about three billion people, a few of whom are always going against the flow of traffic.

Anyway, Heather and I went down together, and even going through the sale fairly quickly, we were there over 2 hours. We were able to get most of what we needed, and some things we didn’t! I’m now the proud owner of a complete set of cupcake trees, which will have their debut with Adam and Allie’s wedding cupcakes in a few weeks. I also got a set of tart pans, some candy making supplies, and misc. other stuff.

We took my new car, and I was glad to have something small and maneuverable while I was navigating the parking lot down there — and I was glad to have cruise for the 6 hours on the freeway! And I finally got a chance to use the rear windshield wiper! (First car I’ve ever had that has one of those — humor me) Good weekend, though.