Monday, December 21, 2015

SM Seaside


This week was relatively quiet after the last two weeks. It was catch up time. On Saturday we made another run to S&R  (Costco) to restock groceries and then drove into some new territory. Going south along the coastal highway, past the area where the ferries dock, is a brand new mall called SM Seaside. It is so new that many shops have yet to open, but was still worth the side trip to see. Driving up to it the first thing you notice is the architecture. It is a round structure with very interesting windows (there is no distortion in the pictures - that's how they really are). Then, as you drive around it to enter the underground parking area you start to see the size. They do like big malls here. There are four levels of stores going all the way around the building. There is (or will be) Burger King, Cinnabon,  Krispy Creme, Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonalds, North Face, Levis, H&M, and Forever 21. We tried a Whopper at Burger King and it tasted pretty good. The drink options are always Coke or Sprite. No Root Beer.

One very useful feature in the parking garage is the system of lights showing where there are empty spaces. There is a light over each space that is red if occupied and green if open. It is easy to look down the rows and see where parking is available.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is here already.

Someone's birthday on Sunday.


1 comment:

  1. And here we thought you were going to have to tough it out a bit in the Philippines. You won't want to come home!