Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 82, low 59)
We got some bad news regarding some fellow rv friends.
After a long fight, Sherry passed away on Wednesday. Most of you know that she underwent a double lung transplant in August. Sadly, she never was able to leave the hospital after having multiple complications. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Rest in peace Sherry.
Things like this remind you to not take anything for granted. Sherry was only 62 years old.
Yesterday, I rode along with Al to Indian Rocks Beach, where he had a pest control account to do. While he was spraying the house, I walked the beach and made a few friends.
It was warm and sunny and a great day to spend outdoors.
Unfortunately, we chose another option.
Since we were nearby, we decided to go to our first Trader Joe’s. I think this is the first one in Florida and everyone told us we just had to go there.
Our first clue that this may have been a bad choice, was the parking lot was full and people were parking down the block.
The store was so crowded you couldn’t even get to the shelves. Walking down the aisles, was next to impossible. People were getting on my nerves and I noticed more than one case of BO. I don’t do crowds well, but since we were there, we wanted to at least see what they had.
Since we’re vegans, we eat a lot of produce, and we weren’t happy with the amount of fresh produce they had. They didn’t even have fresh kale.
We walked around a few minutes, picked up a few things, then decided the check out lines were too long, so we left. There was even a line for the unisex restrooms (and I hate unisex restrooms.)
I thought Trader Joe’s was different than it was. I thought they had more than wine and food products... like kitchen items. It seems more like a smaller version of Whole Foods, but since it was so crowded, we really didn’t get to see what all they had to offer. So, we can now say we’ve been to Trader Joe’s….. I’m sure we would have liked it much better if there hadn’t been 8 million people there. I like Nutrition S’Mart better.
Should have stayed at the beach.
The sky was blue and there were some pretty cloud formations as we crossed over the Sunshine Skyway bridge.