Perrin spent TWO hours in REI looking for the perfect backpack!! She asked every question imaginable — does the pack have alternative openings? If she had a wet towel, was there a place where she could hang it outside the packback? Do you have the kind that swivel with your hips? Because those are awesome.
I sat on the ground and ate a sandwich, tried on a couple options, found one that fit alright and got out of there. I have a shopping attention span of a 2-year old.
Perrin got a Gregory Jade 60. I got an REI Flash 65 — names that make me feel as if we just picked superhero personas. Check back after our travels to see if Perrin’s methodic inquisition of the REI sales team trumped my intuitive grab.
Perrin and I are ready to jet set out of our parents' house! With that picture on the wall I feel like there's fire flaming out of my snazzy new pac!
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