Monday, November 26, 2012

Non-Retail Black Friday


I worked retail for almost 10 years of my life so I have absolutely no desire to ever be at a retail establishment with a shit load of people at a crazy early morning hour ever again. I went Black Friday shopping once since my retail slave years and it was awful so I skip shopping that day. I know I could have scored a crock pot for $8 or got 60% off at Joann's, but I can't deal with it.

So last year we decided to skip the shopping and go hiking and I thought it was a great idea that should be turned into a tradition. 2nd Annual Black Friday Hike was on like Donkey Kong. We hiked the short trail up to Pole Steeple for look out views and caught up with the Appalachian Trail for a long way down. Our little tradition is a nice way to work off all those extra pieces of pie from the day before and avoid frustration central in the retail world!

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! I'm still on mine until tomorrow morning!!


  1. I too sat out this Black Friday. No way no how am I going to be shoved in between people on the busiest shopping day of the year!

  2. I think this is much better than shopping! I personally can't deal with it either - but do buy a few things online. IT sucks too because I get gift cards and stuff because my birthday is on/around Black Friday (on it this year) so I always want to just go shopping, like normal shopping!

    What a beautiful place to go - I need to explore this area more.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // shabby apple gift card giveaway!

    1. This area has lots of great hiking trails. My mother in law is trying to do the whole AT run through Central PA, well in sections, so she is always up for a hike to check more trail off her list.