Saturday, November 28, 2009

November motorcycle ride


Yesterday the temperature got up near seventy degrees, and Cliff suggested a motorcycle ride to Scott's Bargain Barn in Excelsior Springs; he needed to buy a twelve-pack of glove liners.

We wore our leathers, and it was a perfect ride. Invigorating, not too cold at all.

Now, Scott's Bargain Barn bores me to tears. But we bikers have a saying: "It's all about the ride."
Cliff could stay in this dirty, dark cave of a place for hours, inspecting tiny screws and nuts as though they were gold. When I'm with him at Scott's, I realize how he must feel when he's at Kohl's with me.

He went slowly from one end of the store to the other.

I found some things to look at; a picture of Jesus standing at the door, knocking, for ninety-nine cents...

and some reasonably-priced jackets and shirts, if you don't mind a $5 coat that says, "Bob's Electric, Parumph, Nevada", or a $1 T-shirt emblazoned with, "Granny's Marathon, 2005".

Oh yes, it's quite a place. I didn't whine, really I didn't. My knees complained, but they were fine once I found a chair near the door and sat listening to the guys running the place talk about what a slow day it was. It's Black Friday, people! You think folks are going to be shopping for this junk on Black Friday?

Believe it or not, I did find some things for myself: three Faded Glory T-shirts that had originally been $3 at Walmart for $1 each; a couple of pairs of knit gloves for $1 a pair; and a pair of warmer leather gloves for $5. I was needing gloves for when we take our daily walk. Now I'm set.
By the time we got back home at 4:30, the temperature was already noticeably cooler.
Today is supposed to be another perfect one, but I'll be getting ready for the Thanksgiving dinner that we're having here tomorrow. You folks are all eating leftovers, while I'm just now baking pies.


6 comments:

Hollie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I know Cliff did enjoy his shopping. Great finds for you too.

Happy Thanksgiving

FrankandMary said...

You & Cliff love each other & enjoy the time you spend together. Bargain Barn or Kohl's, still a beautiful thing.

Please no talk of pies ;0.

madcobug said...

You can tell Cliff loves to look at everything. At least you found some things you liked. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are a good bargain shopper for sure. How nice your weather turned warm so you all could get out on a ride. Sounds like a little extra Thanksgiving blessing for you both to me. As my Thanksgiving was last Saturday, my leftovers are long gone.

Muhd Imran said...

When we were in the US several times, we always like to go to this type of stores. Wifey and I would spend lots of time there and would haul lots of stuff too... you can find very good stuff.

Lori said...

Here we have an indoor "flea-market" style place called Bernie's Bargain Barn that you would absolutely love!