I don't like mornings with overnight doses of snow. I am making unfair comparisons to last year's spring, which began for me in June. Nevertheless, that is when it began.
Laura's pocket burned with the coupon for a week's free instruction in Krav Maga, and to my credit, I did call for more information. Later I remembered the school is going to a tournament today, and would not be opened.
And so we left for a Saturday morning, with the opposite route around our shopping square. Barlow Road to Asian Sun School of Martial Arts. This is the route directly past Great Lakes Bakery, if I don't cheat and backtrack.
We found Asian Sun doors locked (the tournament I forgot about), and set off for the Bakery, then the grocery store.
The bakery is crammed on top of a hill approaching downtown Hudson. Most of downtown makes me happy I don't live here. My custom is completely attributable to the area's adherence to ADA, as it should. There's a lot of business among old folks.
I watched a tall, grey headed fellow exit Starbucks (to the right) with a two to three year old toddler on his left arm and his outstretched right arm carrying a container with two coffee cups. He walked down the steps, down the sidewalk and turned to go down the hill.
By the time Laura and I exited Great Lakes, G'pa was at his car at the bottom of the hill. A scenario of bringing coffee back to G'Ma, or his trophy wife. Lot of those in Hudson, too.
I passed over scones today, in favor of almond short breads. For Laura, the usual sugar cookies. Next stop Kreigers, an overgrown fruit market, standing in defiance of a big city and big box stores since 1963. The store has outlasted a Tops and a Giant Eagle, on the same road.
The drill is, we park. Laura hands me two shopping bags and disappears into the store before I exit the car. She's a speed shopper, and generally is at the register when I arrive. I did get in a few pictures today.
Does your grocery stock Irish Setter Red from Thirsty Dog Brewing near the sprouts. Perhaps you should speak to the manager.
Spring in Northeastern Ohio.
Saturday and Sunday mornings generally feature fellows and dads shopping. By afternoons, more families.
Look straight up from Penta water for it's description.
My family shopper is arrived. That is a bag of chard for G'ma to have for supper. Laura's Adventure Crew is braving an Escape Room tonight. And, pizza for supper.
Off home, with snow still on the deck.
And, shopping rewards.