My mother and grandmother would load us up in the station wagon on a weekday morning. This was no ordinary errand though. Twice a year we would go to the Stride Rite store down in Del Marco Plaza near my grandmothers. Then we would either get to go to McDonalds for lunch or Baskin Robbins for ice cream afterwards. When my Mom and Dad were here we took Kate to get her first pair of shoes. They have come a long way from the white leather soled shoes though.