day 8

time to get real...

ventured into a small grocery store tonight.  I suspect that it's a pretty high end store as there was at least one salesperson standing at the end of very aisle ready and available to assist you. oh yeah...and we walked by a wine case that featured multiple bottles of wine retailing for $8,000 each.

not that I was looking for anything fancy...or that I want to be shopping at an overpriced market....it's just that it's the only market I know of in the area.  it was great fun wandering up and down the aisles searching for anything that might be recognizable.  I'm guessing that that fun may wear off during the 5th, 6th, 7th month when I am wandering back and forth trying to find the sliced black olives!

a few things I recognized:  Häagen-Dazs, Aquafresh, Peppridge Farm cookies, Pringles and a Scottish soda called Iron Bru.  I did also notice some SPAM flavored macadamia nuts.....yeah, sounds kind of foul....but they're only SPAM FLAVORED....that can't be that bad, right?

Here are a few shots from inside:

 do I even dare??!?!??  I mean, that doesn't look ANYTHING like Tony the Tiger!

do I even dare??!?!??  I mean, that doesn't look ANYTHING like Tony the Tiger!

 look at how fancy the grapes are!

look at how fancy the grapes are!

 mostly in english.....phew.

mostly in english.....phew.

 all of the produce in the store is wrapped up like this.  certainly nice and tidy.

all of the produce in the store is wrapped up like this.  certainly nice and tidy.

on a completely different note, I discovered that the hotel television has a channel that will allow me to catch the next season of Downton Abbey...starting NEXT WEEK!!!!!