We set aside today to have an Outlet Shopping Day in Wisconsin just for fun. After all, we have to help keep the economy afloat.
We noticed that the road signs had indeed changed. Rod Blagojevich's name has definitely been removed.
We passed the Welcome to Wisconsin sign on the way to the Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall but realized that we were about 15 minutes too early. We'd heard that there might be snow this afternoon so we left a little early.
Suddenly we saw a Jelly Belly Factory Tour sign and Tif mentioned that she'd always wanted to see what it looked like. Since we had time to play with, we decided to make a stop.
What a pleasant surprise! The factory had some fun displays for KC to see. There were a lot of Jelly Belly artwork. This picture of the Art Institute of Chicago is all done in Jelly Bellies. There were also Jelly Belly portraits of Ronald Reagan who put Jelly Bellies in the White House, Princess Diana, Elvis and other famous personalities.
The store was like a little Jelly Belly Disneyland. KC immediately smiled and could hardly contain herself just to see everything that was displayed. We never gave her a Jelly Belly but she loved seeing everything and was soon charging across the store.
You could sample Jelly Bellies at this counter. They said there were 50 flavors. I saw a flavor called Ear Wax at the store and thought of Harry Potter. No, I didn't sample that one!
The train ride was the highlight for KC who got to wear a Jelly Belly hat during the tour.
We weren't planning to buy any jelly beans but we couldn't help ourselves after that tour. Do you know the dark chocolate Jelly Belly really does taste like chocolate?
After this, the Pleasant Prairie Prime 1 Outlet Mall paled in excitement. Still, we did manage to get some nice buys. I bought several plastic pot scrapers. Art got a nice jacket.
Tonight, we've got a good friend bringing dinner over! This will be fun. We don't have to cook! Yahoo!