It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
While a lot of the major stores that I’m used to are here in Wisconsin – like Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Home Depot, etc. – there are a few things that are just totally different. Like the lack of Dunkin Donuts. And grocery stores – all the grocery stores here are completely different than what we had in Massachusetts. I was very used to my Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Shaws, Big Y, Price Chopper variety so it’s been interesting having none of them around – and instead having these strange stores in their place – which stores are the big ones? Which have the better prices? Since we don’t know anyone in the area we pretty much have to figure that out as we go.
The main grocery stores we’ve found so far are Copps (we liked them a lot and they are the closest), Cub Foods (also nice, but a bit further away) and Woodmans (we didn’t care for them at all) – there is also an Aldi and I think a Pick’n'Save in the area. Before moving to Wisconsin the only store listed that I’d heard of is Aldi, because they own Trader Joe’s, but I’d never been to any of them – there is a Trader Joes in the area and also a Whole Foods, but they are about 30 minutes away and I haven’t been to either of the local stores yet.
So my Aloha Friday questions for this week are:
- Have you been to any of the grocery stores I listed above? Do you like them? Any that you really dislike?
- What is your favorite grocery store in your area? Least favorite?
- How far do you drive to get to your main grocery store?
- Do you drive further to go to a nicer one or settle for a less favorite because of the distance?