Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Day Four Of Our US Adventure: Hitting The Shops!

Today was a day I have been looking forward to...revisiting our favourite "local" shops.
Of course nothing is really "local" here in the US...it always entails a rather long drive somewhere.
We visited three or four shops, managing to make a dent in our spending budget...but what is spending money for!
Supermarkets are always a hit, and we always see so many things we want to try out, bring home for ourselves or for gifts.
We had to smile when we saw that there wasn't any lack of ginger biscuits over here!
Teen One is a Pop Tart fan, over in the UK we have a very limited choice of flavours....whereas over here in the US there are choices aplenty!
She settled on Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam....mmm, that one sounds very appealing to me!
As we left the supermarket this sign caught my eye!
What a treat it would be to have this back home in the UK!!
There seemed to be plenty of activity choice.
After some retail therapy we visited one of our favourite restaurants.
It is "family style" not the sort of place you would go to for the ambience...however for good priced, wholesome, homecooked food, it is perfect.
There are several food stations...each having over a dozen choices...
Choosing what to sample is so hard...even taking just a small portion of what you fancy, makes for a huge plate full...and you can go time and time again!
Something I can never get my head around...is jelly, marshmallow and sweet whip in with the salad and often eaten with meat!
When the Teens were tiny they LOVED this treat when we came over!
I always take a little for dessert for old times sake!
After a very substantial lunch  (costing us the grand sum of around £25) we went to see an old friend....at 92 I am sure he wouldn't mind me saying he was "old!"
We spent over three hours chatting and enjoying his company.
Family are never far from our thoughts....so it made us smile to see this street name en route home!
Its been a great day, with bags full of treats to bring home, tums full of delicious food, and our hearts warmed by the company of dear friends.
Daily Blessing
Tuesday March 29, 2016
Today's Verse:
   Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

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