We touched down in Alaska safely. I brought my heaviest coat. I'll be honest, my heaviest coat is not that heavy. I don't like looking fat when I'm not so I'd rather be cold than wear a big coat.
When I went to the airport, it was clear I wasn't going to be going many places dressed as I was.
One of the airline workers laughed at me. "Honey, if you're going to be trudging around here this time of year, you're going to need a parka."
After she walked away, I turned to Bill and said, "Where am I going to find a parka?"
"At at store, I guess."
I felt sick to my stomach. I absolutely did not want a parka. But I didn't want to freeze either.
We had a taxi driver take us to a store and there I found a parka. I bought a black one since black is slimming. I could not believe the price, however. I'm so glad I had spending money as part of my prize package but I didn't expect to spend it on something so hideous.