There are people who rave about shopping in Manhattan but I am in love with the stores here especially the supermarkets. Back home the supermarkets aren't very super being small with a relatively limited selection. Here in Fargo we shop at the "small" Hornbacher's which is humongous I shudder to think what the big ones are like. It has practically every brand and every variety of brand available. There is a bakery on the premises and for me, the biggest draw was the tea selection. There are places in NY where you can choose among a variety of coffee beans that you can fill bags with to bring home and grind yourself. They have that here but they also have the same for teas - offering a variety of loose teas that you pour into paper bags and bring home a steep yourself with or without a tea caddy. I've tried a blueberry blend and one with mango and I love them. I may have to ask CM to send care packages to me *g*
There'll eventually be some more pics once we get our act together.
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CM just walked in with these long (18"?) filet beans she'd planted - it almost looked as it she'd gotten a green little brother for her cornsnake Maizie Mousebreath *g*
I'm busier on my vacation than I am in RL but boy am I having fun.
PAAWs is a wonderful place for cats and people who love them.
Yesterday was Summerfest, the annual picnic for the Cass County Democrats and as usual CM had volunteered to help with the meal and drafted me and her husband, the Prof, to help out too. We spent the morning baking a chocolate chip pie for the silent auction and putting together a fruit salad for the picnic itself. Later we drove around buying the hamburgers and hot dogs and buns and condiments for the endeavor, arriving at the picnic place around 4. The Prof arrived a bit later to barbecue about 120 hamburgers and dozens of hot dogs. Four hours later we were back at the house exhausted having served some 150 people and raising over $2000 for a good cause.
Today we went to PAAWs so CM could do a few chores around the place. We entered and I was in cat heaven. Cats rushed out to greet us and check us out. Beauty, the resident cat and Stella were especially friendly and required lots of petting from me. Some came by for a bit of petting and the rest stayed in their safe places. All, at some point, had been feral cats, living on the streets so to speak, until caught and brought to PAAWs. Some would find homes and the ones too untamable would be neutered and rereleased. In another couple of rooms were kittens, small adorable balls of fluff especially 2 white ones named Thief and River who purred up a storm. At the end of a couple of hours my black pants were covered in cat hair but it was worth it. Tomorrow is surgery day and I get to wear scrubs!