We were pretty psyched, after we enjoyed Butter Burgers and Frozen Custard we headed on down to the factory. Walking up, I can be quoted as saying "Alright, old people are here, this tour is going to be awesome." We walked into the front, nice long line, we had to wait a few minutes and were the last ones on the train to..... the....
LAMEST TOUR EVER!!!
Uberdisappointment was abound as we went around the outside wall of a Warehouse, not a factory, and got to watch how they made Jelly Bellies on televisions mounted to a wall. We did get to see them loading and unloading pallets of beans to put on a truck. Even the tour conductor hated her job. If it weren't for the cool guy at the sample bar making Amanda a Cherry Vanilla Coke combo, we would have been pissed off by a free tour.
As you would expect.... outlet shopping was quite fantastic. Amanda got some new "high performance" polos from Columbia's outlet, I picked up a new waterproof jacket for auction trips, it is hard to find waterproof and lightweight for those 85 degree rainy days. I got some more work shorts at Eddie Bauer. We both hooked up some new smelly good juice (cologne / perfume). Amanda got Burberry and I got Issey Miyagi. Shopping is such an uplifting experience, damn advertisers.