Our trip to DC was over and it was time to head home. But first, I wanted to make a small detour on our way west.
A few months before our trip, I was reading one my regular blogs when they talked about the Williams-Sonoma Outlet. It looked like heaven! A store full of bakeware and cookware all at discounted prices. I really wanted to go to one, but our closest outlets don't have it. But it turns out, there's a great outlet mall in Virginia and they have a Williams-Sonoma outlet in addition to other great outlets. I knew we had to go.
We checked out of the hotel in the morning and set the GPS for the outlet mall. About an hour later, we arrived. I didn't want to stay long because I was desperate to get home that day, but I just had to check out some stores.
First up, my hallowed place. The Vera Bradley outlet! I first went to the one outside Chicago and was disappointed with how small it was. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this one was a nice size and had a nice selection.
I took some sneaky pictures with my phone because I didn't want to be the weird girl taking pictures in the Vera Bradley outlet.
I didn't buy anything because I really didn't need anything. Plus, I knew the prices would be better at the outlet sale and it's a lot more fun to shop at the outlet sale.
Next up, we headed to the Williams-Sonoma outlet.
It was great! I wandered around for awhile looking at everything. I knew I wanted to get something, but I couldn't make up my mind.
We also picked up this Darth Vader spatula for a friend that loves Darth Vader.
Even though I wanted to stay and check out more of the outlets, I knew it was time to head home. So we hit the road and after a fairly uneventful drive, we arrived home later that evening. And with that, our vacation was over.