TLE and I started out our day with a trip down the hill to one of our favorite Goodwill stores.....I bought a pair of finger gloves, a small trowel, and TLE a couple of very nice pull over sweaters.....one with the tags still on it ($65 new), which cost her $5.....well, actually, it cost me.
Then it was off to make our annual visit to REI, my favorite outdoor outfitter, and my favorite REI store, but on our way we decided to stop off at Stella's Cafe for an early lunch.....we had not eaten breakfast...........Yelp gives them 4.5 stars on 73 reviews, and we have no problem with that rating. I have to admit our criteria for choosing Stella's was that it was along our route up to REI, but what a great choice it ended up being. I had their classic BLT, and TLE had their Portobello sandwich.....both were superb.
We wandered around REI for about 40 minutes, but managed to exit with no purchases, although I was tempted on a couple of items.