$305. worth of Vera Bradley
I got the Capri Melon Villager, coin purse, large wallet (travel organizer), Hope Toille backpack, two shirts, and a matching Capri Melon purse for Lauren.
It all started with Jenn E. mentioning a trip to Ft. Wayne IN to the annual Vera Bradley sale. Next thing you know, Chris asked off work (both jobs....thanks) and we started bright and early at 7Am. After picking up Lisa R., Leanna P., and Suzanne C., we were on our way. It was a very good thing that Leanna P. brought a GPS, or else we would have followed the boring MapQuest maps and would have missed seeing the cornfields of IN. Now, there's something you should know....two of the gals were pregnant, one takes Lasix, and it was rumored that another might possibly be pregnant as well. Yeah. You guessed it.... a lot of stops. At one gas station/greasy spoon restaurant., the special of the day was "rabbit". I'm telling you, we were in the STICKS! But after miles of brown cornfields,
country churches, (I think this is the famed Smurgley Junction)
MANY, MANY good laughs,
constant picking on Lisa,
the GPS was right.........we found ourselves at the Convention Center in Ft. Wayne.
We chatted with other shoppers.......
made MANY a tough decision,
stuffed pink garbage bags, and then we had to find a space on the floor to sort and sort and sort.
One person seems to have gotten a little overwhelmed with all the shopping
Suzanne carefully studies the product/price list
The big picture. Tables and tables of tempting bags and colors.
Leanna patiently making one of MANY phone calls to friends and family....she was their "designated shopper"
After 3 hours, we made our final selections and were on our way to the check outs. (Notice the area to the left.....ready for the LONG lines)
All in all, it was an extremely fun day! Here's the group with our biggest VERA smiles. Who says money can't buy happiness?? lol! The bags were great deals, but the memories are priceless. Thanks gals, for a fun day out!