well it’s almost time to head west so shelly and i met pia at the northbrook REI and got the last minute items we need for the trip. here are some pics from our adventure in the outdoor “candy shop” we love!

my feet and shelly’s feet in the world’s ugliest shoes. i know so many people that love these things, but i can’t get past how ugly they are to even consider the comfort is worth wearing them.

in lieu of a head lamp, pia discovered this handy hat with a light in the visor. after careful thought and consideration we decided perhaps she should stick to the actual headlamp, but it was a tough decision.

we’re taking these with us, not sure if we’ll use them, don’t think i’ll tell you either. that will most likely be left out of the final trip report : )