Where Did All The People Come From?

Monday seemed like a mob scene everywhere we went.  It was Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday and a lot of people must have been off from work.  I know that they were all out on the roads and in the stores.

Our plan was a trip to a thrift store that opened since we were here last.  We had a bit of a hitch and took the wrong road but finally found our way back .  I didn’t have any luck finding anything but Margot got 6 dining room chairs for $40!!  The tricky part was getting them in the van, but we did a jigsaw puzzle thing and they fit!  Great Deal for Margot!

Outside of the back of the thrift store, where we had to go to pick up the chairs we sa a man feeding a lot of big birds, I think there were cranes and herons in the group plus some smaller birds.

We made a stop at a Salvation Army store in the same area.  We stopped and couldn’t figure out why we were just barely able to get a parking spot.  When we got to the front of the store we understood.  Everything in the store was 50% off!! It was crazy in there.  I also didn’t find anything there and none of us wanted to wait in the line to pay.  I actually saw two women fighting over clothes.  It was crazy!

We had a quick lunch at Taco Bell.  I picked a bean burrito.

It doesn’t photograph very well, but it is very tasty.  It counts for 9 points on Weight Watchers, but it’s much more filling than getting 2 soft tacos which I usually get.  It’s 1 point more but worth it because it holds me over for a long time.

For dinner we decided to eat in and it was a matter of everyone doing something for dinner.

I had a Morningstar Farms California Turk’y Burger, brown rice, roasted asparagus, cottage cheese, cranberry sauce and salad.  We made a huge salad so I had a second helping of that.  It was delicious!

Dessert was lime sugar-free Jello with a dollop of fat-free vanilla yogurt on top.  Very tasty!

I want to leave you with a photo I took in the area where the man was feeding the birds. 

I thought it was so pretty!  I love when I just stumble upon a photo waiting to happen!

Not sure what Tuesday holds for us.  I’m sure it will be an adventure!

Happy Tuesday!!


10 responses to “Where Did All The People Come From?

  1. LOL – Love hearing all about your adventures and wow – some – yes I said some of the food looks yummy. YOu have introduced me to many good foods and I’ve included them in my “likes” EVEN prunes. Did I say that? too funny – BUT, plain jello, no matter the color, NOT. I’m a texture gal – gotta put something else in there for me to even want to eat it – ha ha. But ya know, I can probably survive without desserts anyway. You’re a doll – have an awesome day!!!

  2. Wow–I’ve never actually seen people fight over items in a store, just hear all the crazy stories! Yeah, definitely not worth it if you ask me. 6 chairs for $40, though–totally worth it. I want to see these chairs your friend snagged!

  3. valerie andruss

    Definite envy going on here (for all aspects)!
    BTW: The bird in the last photo is a great egret; the birds w/shorter necks and longer beaks in the photo w/the storks are ibises…

  4. Weighting For 50

    Your photos are LOVELY Fran!!!

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