One of the women at our first retreat brought this day pack along (her's was actually in a different color that seems to be sold out, but I also adore this blue one.)
It's true that many of us at the retreat were flat out raving about this back pack. And I'm not the only one who took a quick photo so that I could buy it later.
The company is called Burton and it's made in Burlington, VT which makes me happy. So many good memories from Vermont. :) They're also a super environmentally responsible company, which I admire.
I decided to actually buy one of these backpacks as I'd been wanting a smaller pack for day trips, bus trips, and carry-ons. We're huge fans of Amazon and made our purchase there as they offered free shipping. (Our nephew brought it for us when he came to stay with us and I didn't mind that a super hip 19 year-old thought this thing was cool.)
This pack has already gone with us to the hot springs, farmer's markets, and nearby craft towns. It would be a great gift for any couple wanting to go on more outings. (Spring, spring, spring!)
P.S. What are your favorite day trips in your area? In NYC, we loooved going to anything in the Hudson Valley. In Arizona, I loved going to see the red rocks in Sedona. While dating in Boston, our favorite (and first) day trip was going to the DARLING seaside town of Portsmouth, NH for a good meal and a walk around the town. And Danny says that in Utah, he loved going for a drive to Timpanogas or Aspen Grove.