Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mall Watching

I spent the weekend in Buffalo with our youngest daughter and my granddaughter.  A shopping trip that required a lot of walking at the outlet mall, the Galleria mall and the other stores we visited.  Checking out what seniors wear for this type of activity, I wasn't surprised to see a lot of running shoes.  Some gals even had flip flops and sandals on, their toe nails nicely polished yet only about 45 F outside.
I rested on benches and people watched.  The usual stuff of interesting couples, young men with their jeans hanging halfway down their body.  My mothering instinct said to go and pull up one guy's jeans because it looked like his underwear was about to slide right off from gravity and the weight of the denims.  Texting and phoning, dragging under the weight of bags; the usual things one sees from a bench.  My granddaughter's favourite purchase was her DC high tops being displayed for grandma's camera in the parking lot.
Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory was a treat and we shared a piece of famous decadency.
I'm linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time with your ladies, and people watching is always an interesting pass-time for me too!

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  2. Hi Judith and Happy Spring! It does look like you all had a very nice venture and I know what you mean about those guys and their pants. My precious momma would roll over in her grave... I have never been to the Cheesecake Factory here and must get there soon!

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  3. Lovely shopping trip with family. We love to mall watch too, usually with a beverage from Tim's and sitting in the food court ... always very interesting.

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  4. Hello, Judith

    That's rather nice, the three generations enjoying the adventure together.

    -Karen

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  5. Have to laugh because it's a whole different world out there when we look at it. Everyone seems to think they are too important. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  6. My hubby and I were out this morning and saw a young man, but not a teen, with stretch work out pants down to his knees, and I am NOT kidding. He looked absolutely ridiculous and we cracked up watching him try to walk with his pants at his knees. He had a big jacket on, so thankfully, we didn't see his underwear...such an attractive look isn't it??

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  7. You had a wonderful time in Buffalo and made great memories. Fun mosaic.

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  8. Fun time at the 'mall' ~ great shots of mall time and lovely photo montage ~ ^_^

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  9. What a cute idea for a mosaic! Today, we walked at the park and stopped at the grocery store on the way home. Right in front of us, a man walked into the store with bare feet! I said....only in Florida! heehee! It was in the 80s at least...but really! haha!

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  10. It sounds like you could have been at our mall. I love to people watch. Cute mosaic.

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  11. We need have a good health to envisage these encouters , but it's always nice to go out with children and grandchildren.
    A nice week for you and big kiss!
    Sรญlvia

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  12. I never grow tired of reading another grandmothers posts of her day with the grandchildren...sounds like a great day.

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  13. Did you ever think you'd be shopping with a granddaughter old enough to want those fancy runners? You're so lucky to be able to do this with her! If I were you, I'd have been on the bench people-watching too.

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  14. How nice Judith. I enjoyed reading and I could just picture you sitting and watching. Nice mosaic and idea.
    ~Clara

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  15. What a neat mosaic! I love to people watch and this is a great idea for a mosaic. I've never been to a Cheesecake Factory but it sounds like it would be delicious.

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  16. Time at a mall - bleck, yuck, ick!

    Time with family? Priceless!!!!!

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  17. Hi Judith, People watching, a great pastime! I had to smile at the comment of the gals with flip flops with cold temps. A sure sign spring fever has hit and spring can’t be to far off! Shopping with your daughter and granddaughter, wonderful!
    Enjoy your week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch





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  18. How fun to have an outing at the mall with your girls. People watching is what I like to do, too. I laughed at your urge to go and pull up the young man's jeans. I feel the same way!

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  19. That's lovely Judith. I'm having a nice visit with my two little granddaughters this week too. And people watching is also a favorite pastime. This week it's led to a lovely Sunday whirl poem. See you tomorrow for tea cups I hope. :)

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  20. Sounds like a fun girls' outing, Judith! Glad you had the opportunity to share time together. The cheesecake looks fabulous and I like your photo collage. Have a great week, Judith!
    Blessings and hugs, Beth

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  21. You must have had a great time shopping. My grandson of 10 wears his jeans so low too and by now I learned not to tell him to put it up. LOL. They wear it like that so that you can see the expensive name of the underpants designer. LOL.I am getting old. LOL

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  22. Hello there. I found you via Mary Howell Cromer's blog: Red-shouldered Hawks. . . I really like your blog..very attractive. I'm in Montana. Stop by my blog sometime if you wish. I believe I'll sign up to follow yours! We're still waiting for spring here.

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  23. Gosh, I feel as if I had been with you! I know that I feel exactly the same way about those stupid falling pants!

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  24. Sounds like it was a wonderful adventure albeit a smidge tiring but I'm sure the cheesecake made up for that! lol!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  25. What a great shopping trip -- going with a granddaughter makes any routine day special! Love those hightops! (And I think people are nuts to wear sandals and flipflops on any day where the temp is less than 80!)

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