The first day, we went to antique shopping. I like to get old books and put them online, like I did with Twinkle and Chubbins and about twenty other books. I got three different books this time, and I'll probably get around to uploading them sometime next year.
I also like to get old pictures and postcards and things like that, so I have something to draw. When I get my computer fixed, I'll show you the pictures.
We also went to Wal-Mart, which is always a novelty for us because they don't have Wal-Marts in California. And for good reason--the stuff they sell is overpriced. Even though Oregon doesn't have sales tax (California has an 8.25% sales tax), I would probably save money by buying at home.
I bought a copy of Dell Logic Puzzles magazine (I haven't had one since my pile of five puzzle magazine disappeared when I finished college). Poor Dell Magazines. I feel bad for them because they invented Sudoku puzzles (they ran them for years in their Dell Math and Logic Puzzles magazines under the title of Number Place), but everybody thinks it's Japanese, so they don't get any credit for it.
The only other thing I can remember doing on Day One was going to the Black Bear Diner to eat. I got a big bear burger, which is a really big burger, I mean, cheeseburger I had the last time I was in Oregon. Sadly, this time the burger was more bun than burger. It seems that all the restaurants are shrinking the size of their burgers to save money because of the bad economy. Have you seen the new Whopper Juniors? They're about the same size as a Play-doh lid.
And what's worse is that the restaurants/fast food places upped all their prices. So, basically, they want people to pay more money for less food. I think that might be a reason why their market is not doing so well nowdays. That and the fact that nobody has any money to pay for overpriced food.