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Monday, December 8, 2014
Sometimes You Feel Like A Hamster
You know those little ferris wheel type things that people put in the cages of hamsters and gerbils to let them exercise? There is one mall in the area that pretty much makes me feel like a hamster. And, I hate hamsters, gerbils, and other rat-like creatures. But, I do like having a free place to walk even if it is a smallish mall.
Plaza Frontenac is the mall. It's got two levels, both covered mostly with wood which is easy to walk on. The other surfaces there are carpet and some sort of textured tile. There are some broad staircases so we can get in a few ups and downs. There are two real pluses about Plaza Frontenac. First is the covered, heated parking. Second is - no strollers and no teenagers. While I love both babies and teens, when I'm walking, I hate having to navigate around moms pushing strollers and teens window shopping.
So, I'm a mall snob. I regularly walk at both West County Center and Chesterfield Mall. But, in these weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, these two malls are just too crowded and the weather outside is usually unwelcoming. So, we are stuck with Plaza Frontenac.
It's very much a Cadillac problem, right? We have a mall to walk at and it's free and has covered parking and a nice wood floor. The window shopping is a bit esoteric as I am unlikely to purchase an Omega watch, a Coach bag, or furniture from either of the two specialty stores there. No Lucky jeans for me either. While I occasionally shop at some of the other stores there, there is nothing from any of them on my gift list this year. But, I'll take advantage of their welcoming atmosphere and be grateful for it.
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