But I came back to some lovely packages from my Secret Pal, and my sock kit swap pal. I'll post these tomorrow when I've had a chance to take some pictures.
We spent a couple of days in Baltimore to see the Aquarium and other sightseeing (and where I had a ton of excellent food... thank goodness we walked off all the calories). My favorite part? The Dolphin show and the excellent service/seafood we received at Phillips, for a moonlit dinner overlooking the harbor.
While I didn't get a chance to do a yarn crawl, I did enjoy shopping at the Prime Outlets on the way home. I've lived in a small town too long- I was in ecstasy over little things like the Banana Republic and Nine West outlet. I managed to come out with my wallet intact, but I definitely want to return before I find a new job and relocate to buy some new things to outfit my 'single' kitchen... unless it seems smarter to purchase everyone after I move. Some of those deals were very tempting.
I'll have my Kitchen Aid mixer, my Cuisinart, knives, wine stemware and other accessories, but will need new dishes, a Calphalon set, mixing bowls, silverware, etc- part of the joys of moving into my own place after living with one person for 9 years. I'm looking forward to being the 'decider' on what color schemes, dish sets, etc I'll have in my home.
I think it will start to be exciting once I land a job and the move becomes 'real'. Right now it just seems like a lot to plan and pack.