I don't like crowds. I just feel like I have better things to do with my time than stand in lines with angry people. So I try not to go to any major chain stores in the period between Black Friday and New Years (because the week after Christmas is still chaotic with people doing returns and blowing holiday gift cards). You especially won't find me in Sam's Club or Walmart!
This year on Black Friday I took the boys hiking with my friend, Trina. Paul was doing a bike ride that day. We hiked the Star Trail up to the top of Mill Mountain in Roanoke.
It was a beautiful day for a hike and warmed up quickly. The boys enjoyed using the rain jacket/wind breakers my aunt and uncle got them for their birthdays.
Cort and Pierce check out the view. After the overlook, we spent some time at the playground until it became crowded. Then we hiked back down.
I can't think of any other way I'd rather spend Black Friday.