NaPoBloMo #30
when you go out in the woods tonight..

10 on Tuesday.. Stores for the anti- shopper

10 Stores... I hate to shop and even more, I hate to GO shopping. This is a tough one.

Pick and Shovel.. while not a general store, it comes close. If you need new boots, plumbing supplies, canning jars, camo undies, or a sheet of plywood, this is the place. There's a popcorn machine near the door and a Creamie Stand outside. Every week there's a sundae special.

Curriers.. Another general type store. Need snow shoes, ammo, or a box of cereal, they've got 'em. They've also got a great meat department that'll cut or order whatever I need. The entire store is filled with real stuffed wild animals.. Bears, deer, a bobcat and in the hardware department, a moose. Totally bizarre.

Dave's Market.. Specifically, Little Dave's. While this market has grown and added big new stores, I still go to the original little store. It has everything (almost) that I'd need, and a butcher that will get and slice up 10 lbs. of pork liver every couple weeks.

Costco.. There isn't a better or cheaper place to buy tequila, gin, wine and beer. They also have great prices on Starbuck's coffee, amazing breads and a fairly extensive cheese department.

Sam's Club.. Because they carry the brand of comfy jeans I like and sometimes, really delicious dark chocolate covered pretzels. Not lately, though.

Ocean State Job Lot.. You never know about this place. I get sunflower seed, kitty litter and men's t-shirts there. They carry my favorite pasta brand and Stash tea. The other day, I bought a beautiful soft shell jacket. Who knew? Their background music is wonderful. I have seen customers dancing in the aisles.

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Other than Whole Foods, I've got nothing for this topic.

I'm sort of shocked that I forgot to put Costco on my list. I totally agree about the booze prices there.

Camo undies? Really? Why?

Were lucky to have the Avon store. So many only have beer and wine.


Everyone wears camo undies these days, don't they?

Gee, no small family owned stores? Books? Yarn? Plants?

Hey Katie. They don't get much smaller than the family owned general store. Out of my list, we know the family owners of three and the fourth was one little market, locally owned, when I started shopping there.

I miss OSJL so much... My nearest one is now 4 hours away. I hope they keep moving west!

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