Our "most frequently sighted" bird...
Yeah... that's a black vulture.
I know... one ugly bird! But they're the original recycler!
I read a blog recently about grocery shopping... the blogger had gone to a brand new Trader Joe's in Florida and they were disappointed in what they found. They were used to Whole Foods markets and found the TJ's lacking. I love Trader Joe's and one opened fairly recently in Ft Worth so we've made a couple of trips there to shop. But I got on-line and found that a Whole Foods is located in Arlington, which is somewhat northeast of Ft Worth. (you sort of drive right out of one city into the next without really seeing any difference).
We had to make a trip to Ft Worth last week and decided to check out the Whole Foods. It's been a while since we've shopped at one... I think the last time was maybe when we lived in Albuquerque a few years ago.
We found the store, which is located about 60-70 miles from where we are staying.
The store was HUGE!
It was just a mile or so off I30 so was easy to find.
Walking around inside was almost overwhelming!
The produce section was quite colorful as well as nutritious!
That's Bill... the cart is empty now, but, believe me, it quickly got loaded with all kinds of goodies!
I kind of forgot to take any pictures for quite a while... We were busy reading labels, filling bags with bulk foods, and just cruising every aisle so we wouldn't miss a thing.
I was like a kid looking at a Christmas tree!
One of the neatest things was the "salad" bar.
There was a large section of the store with prepared foods. You filled up your container with whatever you wanted.
Everything was well labeled... no matter if you are omnivorous, vegetarian or vegan, you'd have no problem finding your kind of food.
These olives kind of reminded me of La Ramba in Barcelona. I wanted to try them all!
It was hard to choose what to put in my "lunch box".
When you're done, they weigh your container... it's all $7.99 a pound.
I think together, our lunch cost around $20.00.
We had both overloaded and so had plenty left over for dinner that night.
Do I still like Trader Joe's?
Yes I do, and they do have quality foods at a good price.
(and there's always "Two Buck Chuck")
But I can certainly understand that bloggers statements about size and choices.
Of course, I'm happy shopping in any grocery store.
I doubt if we drive that distance to shop there very often... but it was fun to see what they have to offer.
I do see one other bird around at times...
I love seeing the roadrunner!
There are a pair that live around the corner from here. It's always a treat for me to encounter them when I'm heading to town.
They're fast little rascals... dash across the road before I can get my camera out... often all I get is...
That's All For Today!