We didn't make any particular effort. We went out after 11:00 a.m. and most doorbusters were over. Belk had one till noon so we were able to pick up identical necklaces for half price. It was a zoo. The parking lot was hilarious. It was like sharks circling. We did finally get a spot at the absolute farthest possible spot from where we were going. The walk did us good. I'm not a big fan of crowds so it didn't take much of the mob scene to get on my nerves.
Shortly after noon we met Popi for lunch at Mickey D's. It was a nice little lunch and Emma got the Little People Ronald McDonald. I'm hoping their holiday offerings will be better. ;)
After lunch we headed for the Walmart on the other side of town, away from the mall and the crowds. It was perfect. We spent a long time in there because Emma fell asleep and we basically had to shop till she woke up. Dangerous. The good news is that I got Christmas presents for my two nieces. Hello Polly Pocket!