One thing we've had to get used to in Fort Collins are the trains that travel, seemingly quite frequently, north-and-south through the center of the town. We got caught by another one today while out walking. Our wait wasn't TOO long. Maybe 10 to 15 minutes. But 10 to 15 minutes can feel like a long time when standing around waiting for a train to go by. I was so bored, I took a selfie.
But it was good weather to be out in. I get even more bored if I'm stuck with a train while I'm in a car, making up a long line of train-waiting cars. Since I rarely drive, that's not much of an issue.
We were coming back from coffee and a little shopping excursion. Recently, I was singing the praises of my big snuggly 20+ year-old winter parka. I'd bought it from Cabela's when I was preggars with Meego, and it's lasted all this time and kept me sheltered from many an element.
No sooner had I finished gushing about the parka attributes that the zipper pull broke off. Well, no biggie, I rigged a makeshift zipper pull in pure MacGyver fashion. But it's like the universe really wanted me to shed that parka, because next, the whole zipper started giving up the ghost. You know that thing where you zip up, but then the zipper unzips from the bottom? So annoying.
Freshly caffeinated, we hit Sierra Trading Post, where I found parka love at a bargain price.
Gosh, wearing it makes me feel like a Scandinavian ski bunny.
We've had a very snowy February, and I've appreciated the outerwear. I'm eager to put the new purchase through its paces, but now we'll probably have an early spring. Oh well, either way, it's a win.
I don't think it will help with avoiding trains, though.
Gotten anything new lately? What'd you get??