Vacation Destination: Target ~ Personal Finance Blog

Ok, so before you go all "But PG, you CANNOT go to Target without spending $100. Those are the RULES"....hear me out.

I have discovered that a visit to Target, as of late, passes as a vacation for me. I'll tell you why.

As I've mentioned before, we are currently a huddled, technically homeless group chillin' in my in-law's basement as we not-so-patiently wait for our new house to be built.

We don't even have a hole in the ground yet.

Yes, it's rained a lot this summer. I'm sure that's playing a role. But, I am the world's most impatient woman. I want my house. I wake up every day ever the more aware that I have no house. 

So, I am currently jumping at any chance I can get to "travel".....gas station runs, work at the studio, oil changes, post office visits. 

The other day, I went to Target. And I realized it had been such a long time since I'd actually WENT to Target and just looked around that it was almost refreshing, relaxing, and .....damn vacation-y. 

There were the exotic Starbucks smells.....and the candle aisle. Mmmm...Grandma's cookies. Definitely love that. Would never buy it, because damn it's $20....but mmmm...smells good.

There's all the fun swimwear. I actually did purchase a swimsuit. I didn't own one and Kidlet #1 has chosen to have a swim party this week for her 10th birthday. I assumed I would be expected to enter the water, so I got a swimsuit. It was on sale. Hopefully I'll get some use out of it.

I calmly perused the book section and made mental note of all the books I should look for at the library.

The baby section with all the adorable little baby outfits? I coo'd and ahhh'd for a bit before deciding to check out the back-to-school aisles and pre-plan the BEST shopping day of the year: School Supply Day! (Budgeted for, naturally)

Target is almost becoming foreign to me. So much so that a visit without really buying anything is kind of enjoyable. Like a museum. 

I realize that this is all sorts of sad....but I chalk it up a bit as not being much of a traveler outside of wedding work in Chicago and northern Wisconsin....and squirreling away any extra funds for the "house that will never be built". 

But, try it some time.....take a sabbatical from Target for a REALLY long time and then go back and see how fun it is.....

Just leave your wallet at home :) Break the rules!