You'd think we were going to Neiman Marcus in Chicago or Bloomingdales in New York the way we girls were so excited. Nope...
There was a van of about a dozen of us heading to the brand-spanking new Kroger Super Store in North Suffolk.
When I lived in Alabama there was a medium sized grocery store about 10 miles from home. That is, until Wal-Mart moved into town, lock, stock and barrel and all of a sudden we had a huge store to shop in.
Then we moved to Wakefield and the large grocery stores were 25 or 30 miles away. Oh, heck, wait a minute. I forgot the Food Lion in Windsor 18 miles from the house. Still quite a jaunt.
But, now I've moved to the 'city' where I have my pick of grocery stores, large and small within a short distance. Food Lion is now about 3 blocks from my apartment. So, you'd think I was plenty satisfied... No, I wanted to see that big new Kroger... so I joined the rest of the gals from The Commons and we headed for a bunch of fun and shopping.
Oh my... what a feast for sore eyes... walking into that place and everywhere I looked was fresh, beautiful fruit and vegetables.
And, shelf after shelf of every imaginable thing you could think of. The most gorgeous flowers
and even jewelry. Among other things, I bought some yummy roasted vegetables
and a container of ready-to-eat cheese-broccoli soup.
I'd run into one of the gals from time to time. We all were lost in that big place, didn't know where to find anything but we'd help each other, pointing out where we found this item or that. When we crawled back in the van we all were pumb tuckered out. But, we were a happy bunch. I'll be going back. That cheese-broccoli soup was to die for.
Do you have a favorite grocery store? My favorite was Farm Fresh until I went to Kroger the other day.