BH and I decided to make a trip to Oregon, the tax free state on 16 may 2009! You bet how excited we were.. to think abt the shopping we can do! wahaha… how we love shopping! so… we woke up at abt 7am ( shld have been 6 but we overslept), ate breakfast and set off by 8am.
the weather was nice and sunny and it was a easy drive… we drove by Tacoma Dome , the place where new year’s party was held… reminds me of the dome in thailand though.. haha
we were happily on I-5 when all the cars started to slow down… and dunno y BH’s speed was kinda fast… and suddenly.. there’s a white car with flashing lights tailgating us! ” is he asking me to stop?” BH asked me… well.. i saw the car signalling right and i was like ” yes!” shit… we were caught for speeding! man… BH was driving at 79miles/hr according to the police… really scared and turned jelly man… sianz… so.. no choice – we accepted the fine of US$93!!! heart pain man…. after the policeman gave us the ticket, we continued with our journey and realised tt along tt same stretch of I-5, about4 more cars were caught speeding as well!!! argh… btw, the police cars DO NOT HAVE ANY POLICE LOGOS ON IT – they look just like any ordinary cars!!! i think it’s juz our luck, the police came all at one go and caught every single car who were driving behind us… you get the picture??? geeez…. so.. next time… don’t ever go over the speed limit of 60miles/hr… unless.. u have a radar detector to tell u tt police is near ..
anyhow.. our mood was not dampened.. we continue with the journey… after 2.5 hrs… we entered oregon! *phew* super long drive…
*the words are too small to be seen*
so.. we travelled somemore to the Big Big factory outlet at Woodburn (even bigger than seattle premium outlets)! we reached Woodburn Company Store at 11.35am.. so it tooks us 3.5hrs to reach here from seattle
The sun in oregon was extremely scorching.. cant even open my eyes… i think summer will be worst man…
well.. we had lunch and walked ard… and you know what! we didn’t buy much… bought something at Gap, went to buy a electric mixer and a wok at the Kitchen store, BH bought a bag at Quiksilver, I bought a roxy belt.. oh man… tt’s all!! there’s nothing i really really want to buy at Coach or Guess or Tommy or Aeropostale so decided to save the $$ to pay for the speeding fine.
At about 3pm, we went to our next destination , about 20mins drive from Woodburn… Washington Square – why wld they name this mall Washington Square when it’s not even in Washington? haha… anyhow… there’s ample parking space and parking is free at this mall…
This mall is HUGE and the price tag >> “what u see is what u get!” it’s tax free!!! keke…so
1st stop: Coach
Took a bag I bought last week to exchange for another bag and the salesgirl gave me a 25% discount ( even though the VIP event was over last weekend!) wah… i’m so shocked and happy… and we’ve decided to use this chance to get more coach items. Bought wristlets and Bh bought a coach wallet for himself! nice… they even give wrap it nicely! very impressed with this Coach Boutique’s service ( better than the one I went at seattle!) Special thanks to the super kind and helpful Chlesea and Erica! I was a happy girl! hehe.. Bh was a happy boy too!
2nd stop: Forever 21 ( XXI)
Bought a new dress and black leggings! yeah!! happy!! i tried paying with my CC and it was rejected!!!! *bang head* 🙁 we reached our credit limit… man… Bh isn’t with me! luckily, i have cash… else so malu
3rd stop: Abercrombie
Bh bought a fleece hoodie here… nice!
4th stop:Bath&Body works
The hand soup was only $3! ( no tax!) so we juz bought 2 bottles! Sea Island Cotton smells really good! and it’s anti-bacteria! can’t stop washing my hands! haha…
5th stop: Claire’s
Bought hairbands… coz mine kept breaking!
6th stop: Food court
Had indian food for dinner
7th stop: Nordstrom
Bought clinque pimple gel for Bh and gt the SA to give BH some free samples to improve his complexion.. heh… i also got a free sample to even out my complexion ;p
Left Oregon at about 7pm .. had a hard time looking for a petrol kiosk.. dunno y also… anyhow… we reached home at 10.30pm and we were dead tired… I think BH shld be even more tired… coz he drove so much!!! Thanks BH for the wonderful trip…
And you know what??? the amt of tax we saved on our shopping was returned to the state > coz of the fine… oh well.. it’s indeed a fruitful trip..and our next trip, we hope to go to downtown portland, which we missed out on this trip..