Mim threw out the idea that she had been thinking of doing a little shopping. Where, I say? West, she says. Well, damn if I didnt know that it was Trader Joe's that she was speaking of. (okay, really? I had no idea what direction it was, but when she said the city, I knew right away where she was headed.) We dont have any of these wonderfully fantastic grocery stores in the vicinity, so when we want to go we have to make a road trip. We call all our friends and get their lists, too. Why? Because its the right thing to do.
Naturally, being the good friend that I am, I had to ask if she needed any help on her trip.(Sometimes known as inviting myself) And, of course, she did. So, I did my part and drove. Funny that. I didnt REALLY drive. I hate driving in the city. In fact, if the road has more than 2 lanes on my side of traffic....I break out in the cold sweats....my head begins to jerk and I start rambling about spiders in my bed. But, I did help. I sat in my seat and kept her company and every once in a while I even hollered at the GPS system. Dont say it. I know. You totally want me as your helper next time you go on a road trip. Well, get in line...Ill pencil you in!
Sigh. Imagine this picture with a warm glow and angels singing. Thats how I felt when we pulled up and got out.
Yay! Me in front of TJ's. Ive decided I need to start a TJ's scrapbook. Every time I go to a new one Im gonna take a snapshot of me there....(so far that means I have 2. Missouri and Oregon.)
Look at all the pretty flowers. Makes me yearn for Spring even more.
I heart these.
I have to say that I began to panic when I couldnt find my dark chocolate covered pretzels. The last ones I had were from my trip out west in January. So, as you might guess those were long gone and I was in need of some more. Luckily, we found them.
I was very happy about that.
We finished our shopping and got all checked out. Im really not sure what the little tickets are for that you put your name on the back and give to the cashier. But I do know that Mim got one and I did not. Hows that work?
Next up? Whole Foods. This is where you can literally eat your entire lunch by walking around the store and having samples.
Mim had never tasted goat cheese...so I kinda strong armed her into trying it. You gotta at least try it, I say.
Blech. Spat. Sput. Blech. She didnt really like it. I believe her words were...at first it was nice, kinda citrusy....then it hit me. It tasted like earth. I personally think it tastes like goats smell, but ya know, thats just my opinion.
After the goat cheese sampling we mosied around a little more. Looked at this and that.
This? This here. Mim was in heaven. I, on the other hand, was not. Who knew there were so many kinds of olives.
I hear that these black ones are pretty tasty. Ill just take that on someones word. Every time I try them...tasty is not the word that comes to mind.
It was a great trip. Cant wait till we go again. Dont worry tho, Ill ask you for your list when we go.