Sunday, June 28, 2015

An hour too early

This past week, I was on vacation with my family in New Hampshire:
See? Calm and relaxing.

Two years ago, we made this same trip, and I found a great LCS in Laconia, NH. I was really excited to take a few minutes of out my trip and visit the store again. Here's my post from the first time I visited: click here.

We got there last Sunday, and the days were spent by the lake and doing other activities in the area. Finally, I decided to carve out some time on Friday, the day before we left, to go to the card shop.

I climbed in the car around 9:45am, and by 10:05 am, I was there. I got out of the car, looked up at the shop windows, and my heart sank. Store hours on Friday: 11-6. Oh no! Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to stick around and wait, so I left. Man, was I disappointed. I blew it by waiting unil the last day.

We returned home on Saturday, without cards of course. I was redeemed a bit by a couple of bubble mailers in my mailbox. Then, this evening, my wife said she needed something from Target. Knowing how badly I wanted some Stadium Club, I offered to go. I'm still technically on vacation until Monday morning, so I thought it would have been a great way to end it by busting a blaster of Stadium Club.

I got to Target, and nothing. No Stadium Club to be found anywhere. I almost bought an Archives blaster, but put it back knowing it probably wouldn't have been worth it.

Sigh. I guess cards and my vacation were just not meant to be this time around.


  1. At least you picked a good week to head north. My wife and I frequent NH quite a bit. All seasons. To bad about the LCS

  2. Bummer about that dude. Hopefully it'll work out for you better next time.

  3. My LCS is also 11-6. Must be a universal card shop schedule conspiracy against early risers.

  4. Back in the early 90's, I worked at a card shop who shared the same hours. I never understood why they didn't open a little later when kids got out of school and stay open a little later when adults get out of work. But I guess they're targeting people on their lunch break.

    P.S. That lake is beautiful! Sounds like you guys enjoyed your vacation.