I have a thing for grocery stores. Back at St. Andrew’s, one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday night after putting my kids to sleep is the Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Wegemans trifecta shopping trip. It’s about a hour to drive to Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods and Wegemans are each about an 15 minutes further north on the same road. I even have the timing down to a science. If I leave around 8, I can just get to TJ’s before they close at 9, then move on to Whole Foods which closes at 10, and finish off at Wegemans which never closes. It’s a 3 hour oddesy that I find wonderfully enjoyable, especially when listening to a good audio book.
Naturally, one of the first things we did when we dropped off our bags in our apartment was go to the grocery store downstairs, the Coop Extra. I decided to time the trip, and it was 90 seconds, even with two dwaddling kids in tow. There are also about 5 other grocery stores and an awesome bakery within a 5 minute walk, so I think I’m in heaven.