It all started like this......
Genn (over at Life in the Hass House) is always
I googled Trader Joe's. Eric printed directions. And we were off!
This is a fake smile...Brady wasn't too thrilled about our road trip.
I was so excited when we pulled into the parking lot and I saw Trader Joe's!
Off we go!
What a neat store! There were all kinds of samples to taste...I think we bought everything we tried!
It doesn't look like it in the picture above...but Trader Joe's was crazy busy.
Brady was unusually good in the store and interested in looking at all the different things.
I think he knew how much I was looking forward to our little trip...and he knew better than
to ruin it for me!
I had a little snack on our way to find somewhere for lunch.
All that shopping made me hungry!
We had lunch at California Kitchen Pizza. We've never been there before and I figured it was
appropriate for our road trip.
And, even though my pizza looks really good...none of us really cared for the pizza's we orderd. I had mushroom, Eric had
BLT, and Brady had cheese.
I guess we won't need to go back there again!
After lunch we ventured over to a little store called Ikea!
Have you ever heard of it? Just kidding!
Can you believe I have never been there before?!
Wow! What a huge store! It was crazy busy too....
didn't buy anything except for ice cream cones on our way out.
It was a long day...we headed home to put our groceries away.
Here's some of the good stuff we came home with!
Brady picked fruit....that kid can could eat fruit all day long!
The black raspberries are so good!
I got a few different kinds of pizza dough that I'm anxious to try.
I also got this amazing cheese that we sampled and had to get.
Last night I drizzled olive oil over broccoli, baked it, and then topped it with this cheese.
I think I could live on just that forever.
I bought this because it was voted one of shopper's favorites of 2011 on TJ's website.
Other good stuff!
Trader Joe's really is all it's cracked up to be. I loved it...and can't wait to go back.
All that jealousy and envy I was feeling towards the lucky people on the west coast....
turns out I have my own Trader Joe's 29 miles from my house!
Can you believe it?! All this time and I never knew!