Malls Were Probably Never a Good Idea

Palm Springs Mall | Original Photo by Woolox via Wikimedia Commons

The Hudson Valley Mall (small, rural, fading into obscurity by the time I arrived here in the mid-nineties), was my most visited destination when my kids were little.

Trips to Target, the ancient arcade, the food court, the movie theater, and that little popup kiosk where we tasted our first cotton candy smoothies — all of it was cherished by my girls (and me).