Along the Natchez Trace

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our Day in Ft Worth

Bill had to get his blood work done this morning for his annual physical next week, so we decided to head on to Ft Worth afterwards....  have breakfast...  and do some shopping.

We're really not big shoppers, but there are some places we like a lot, and being out of the country for the past 3 months made me miss them a little.

The 3 places on my list were...  Trader Joe's, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and to have a double-double hamburger at the In 'N Out.  I know....  the last "desire" isn't very healthy, but we eat beef so seldom that a juicy, greasy burger tastes pretty good occasionally.

Since Bill got up at 5:30 this morning (and couldn't eat until his lab work was done) we held off breakfast until 8:30 or so.  Breakfast wasn't that healthy...  eggs, beans, chorizo and green chile breakfast burrito.  Might not be healthy, but, darn!  it was good!

On to Ft Worth....    First stop...   
Yep!  Trader Joe's
The parking lot is wet....  it rained nearly all day.

When Bill & I were in Baltimore last October we stopped at a TJ and bought some really good ginger cookies.  Remembering them and reading Al's, of The Bayfield Bunch, blog about buying Trader Joe's cookies I've had a hankerin' for them for quite a while....
These are SO good!
I swear, they almost melt in your mouth.  
Of course we bought all kinds of other stuff as well.  They sell 100% cranberry juice (not reconstituted) at a very reasonable price...  we always load up on that.  It's just a neat place to shop.

From there it was down the street a few miles to Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
No photo of the outside...  they all look alike...  
We're good for at least an hour there.  Even though Bill & I both use our Kindles for "everyday" reading, there are some books that are used again and again...
Travel Guides and Knitting Books....
It's never too early to start thinking about the next great adventure....  don't these places sound exciting?

We tend to read travel guides like some folks read novels...  so many great places to visit and things to see.

By now it's lunch time, but since we ate breakfast so late neither of us was hungry.  We decided to put off the In 'N Out for another time.

Hey, it's as good excuse as any to head back to Ft Worth one of these days for another outing.

That's All For Today!


  1. If you can't find TJ's ginger snaps in your travels, I'd recommend Anna's. They're Swedish ginger snaps, and you can order them online. :) I'll be getting some more when I return to Minnesnowta, don't cha know! :)

  2. Mmmm,mmmm, mmmmm, love ginger cookies and a big cuppa coffee.

  3. Oh my, how I love cranberry juice!!!

  4. I grew up near Bandon, Oregon where cranberry bogs stretch forever. I think the Bandon cheese factory is now closed but we'd go there too, for curds. Fresh cranberry juice sounds really good right now!

  5. I have a friend who says she needs a grease fix once in a while. so there you have an excuse for your double burger.

  6. Vada from Dublin,tx...Enjoy your excursions...My husband and I go to Ft. Worth every few months and enjoy our Pappadeaux fix and of course Barnes and Noble.Haven't been to Trader Joes yet but it is on our list for next time.Did you get anything special?

  7. The Ginger cookies sound really good!

  8. Getting yourself all stocked up again ready for another adventure.

  9. Your photo of Trader Joe's makes me think about how much we're going to miss Chef Joe now that we're home as we don't have one in Victoria.

    We love their prepared meals a lot.

  10. ohhhh go to Paris ... then go to Tokyo ... then while you're still out ... go on over to Italy or is it up... then to Peru ... you need to do that and I will not hate you ... got over that when you were in Spain ... !

  11. We have to go South from Eugene, Oregon to Redding, California for an In N Out burger, so you've got it easy!!