On Monday I tagged along with Patrick and several of his co-workers on a business trip to Redlands, partially because my sister and grandma live only about 40 minutes from there.

I spent some time with my grandma and sister one day, and just my sister on the next. And no trip to California is complete without In-n-Out, and when we were dining we were told there was an In-n-Out company store in Baldwin Park, we hopped in the car and drove there.

If you’re one of those people who always has to get each and every In-n-Out shirt every year, but missed a few years…then the company store is for you! They have every single shirt ever produced, along with many more palm tree festooned items!  I ended up buying a few things for my dad for Christmas.

Aside from the old downtown and immediate surrounding neighborhoods (which includes some amazing old homes!), Redlands isn’t much to boast about. I wouldn’t exactly say that it’s a destination spot.  But I encourage a stop in if you’re on your way out to Palm Springs, since there are quite a few antique shops and a few thrift stores, which I visited.

I didn’t buy much, mostly due to the fact I didn’t have much room in my (or Patrick’s) suitcases. But I did score a pair of Re-Mixes at a consignment shop for only $20!! And, yeah, I left the tag on in case you didn’t believe me!

I bet I’ll find myself in Redlands again due to Patrick’s business, and plan to revisit the shops.

Hope the holiday weekend treats you all well!!

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