Babette and I ran out to CVS this morning to pick up an App Store gift card for Dave's birthday. While we were there, I decided to get my flu shot (no time like the present, right?) And if I was getting a flu shot, why not take Babette up to the pediatrician to get hers? (They said we didn't need an appointment, after all.) And driving home from the pediatrician takes us right past the grocery store, so we nipped in to pick up a cake for Dave.
And that, my friends, is how I can turn a trip of 1.5 miles into a 2-hour trek across three municipalities.