Monday, October 06, 2008

Struck out

This morning, the kids and I headed out to do some errands. I wanted to buy some bagels, find bubble solution for bubbles and a camping guide of Chile. Simple enough, I thought. Not so!

We left the house around 10:00 and went to Mood, the only place that I know of in Santiago where you can buy bagels. They don't usually have fresh ones when I go but they have frozen ones, which are fine by me. I like to buy a couple dozen at a time so I don't have to make too many trips down there. Unfortunately, they didn't have any. :( I must have talked to the manager because he said that he could have some ready for me for tonight at 6:00. If I lived closer, I would have taken him up on his offer. He did give me the card for the cafe and told me to call ahead of time. They'll either put aside what they have for me or make some up for when I plan on coming. It ended on a positive note so I still was pretty upbeat.

Then we headed to Alto Las Condes to the big supermarket there. I figured if there would be any place close by who would have bubble solution, it would be there (especially considering that I tried both supermarkets out here and they had nothing). Nope - nothing. OK. Fine, not a big deal. So, we went to the two bookstores in the mall to find the Turistel camping guide. Neither place had it. What the heck?! At one of the stores, the lady told me that they don't have any left and that Turistel won't be making a camping guide for this year. That sucks!! It's a great guide of all the campgrounds here and what amenities they have. A friend of mine got it last year and I meant to pick it up and just forgot.

So, we stopped by the mall near us, hoping they might have one left. But no. Nothing. Tomorrow, I'm going to try a couple other smaller bookstores around here and see if they have it.

What a letdown! We left the house the morning ready to get all these things done and couldn't get any of it done. :( Oh well, another day I guess.
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