I’ve planned activities for our students for almost every Monday throughout the summer. For me, summer is when our youth ministry’s calendar is most full. Students have tons of free time and offering weekly events is a good way to get them to do something other than just sitting around the house.

Today we went shopping at the Aurora outlet mall. This is the second year we’ve done an all day shopping trip and quite honestly, the whole concept still alludes me. I suppose it’s because I’m a guy, but pawing through racks of clothes for hours on end just doesn’t quite do it for me.

And what’s the big deal about an “outlet” mall? Other than a couple of sales, I just wasn’t impressed. It didn’t seem like there was anything special about it.

We ended the day by going to Coldstone Creamery. If you’ve mentioned Coldstone around me, then I’m sure you’ve heard the “Overrated!” chant I typically break into (the ice cream just isn’t that great, people!). Anyway, Coldstone has redeemed itself a bit. I had one of their smoothies, and it was one of the better ones I’ve had in a while.

Anyway, it was a great day with the students and I’m shopped out until next year.

Author: erik

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  1. Shopping is fun… I am usually fine with a max of 4 hours though… I hope you had a couple guys this time!
    Outlet malls are not “outlet” prices anymore, they used to be… and I agree Coldstone is good… but you can get a 1/2 gallon at Jewel for the same price!

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