Earlier this month I was marching my 5 year old through REI in an attempt to exchange the rain jacket I had purchased for him. Apparently, red is no longer an acceptable color as it denotes one as a “bad guy” (such as Darth Vader). Luckily blue and green were also available and a suitable swap could be made.
Unlike my son, who really just wanted to get in and out of the store as quickly as possible, I am easily sidetracked and REI has done their seasonal re-jig so their store layout has all the camping gear front and centre. I did get out of there without buying anything but the piece of gear that had my mouth watering was the collapsible, aluminum kitchen table. All that extra space….and not having to co-opt the picnic table for the Coleman stove.
Hmmmm….necessary absolutely not….but do i still want it? Absolutely!