Friday, December 24, 2010

New Wheels for the Weekend

I consider myself to be a fairly experienced traveler. I also consider myself fairly organized. Yet, regardless of these two facts, no matter how big or small the trip is, I inevitably forget something. Always. It's almost a relief when, within the first hour or so, I have that head slapping moment and realized what I forgot.

Our weekend trip to Atlantic City was no different. Our big forget: the stroller. D'oh. I could try to explain how it is possible to forget such an essential item, but that would be a waste of time.

Luckily, I also had a fix.

We could have tried to hit a Wal-Mart or Target on the way to AC to pickup a temporary stroller, but that would have required a pretty big detour.

Instead, I recalled that last time I had been in the Rite Aid near Ballys, i had seen they were selling a very basic stroller (no doubt for emergencies like this).

Happily, my memory served me well and sure enough, Rite Aid was indeed selling a simple umbrella stroller. This little oops ended up costing me $16.99 to correct.

And how well does a $17 stroller work? Surprisingly well, actually. It's no-frills of course. But it is very lightweight and at $17 we won't mind if it gets damaged, stained or otherwise ruined. It won't replace the Maclaren I love so much, but as a backup stroller, to insure each car has one at all times, it is perfect.

It's worth mentioning that I've seen this same basic stroller at CVS too. So if you find yourself in need of a quick set of wheels, either CVS or Rite Aid can save the day.

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