Trader Joe’s in the Capital District

After my jog today at The Crossings in Colonie I went to the capital district’s first Trader Joe’s location! Growing up we had local orchards and farm stands, the Troy Farmers’ Market and the Food Co-op in downtown Albany as our main sources for local and organic foods. Finally having a Trader Joe’s in our area is a big deal! Although I would rather eat local meats and produce any day, they certainly have a wide variety of health-oriented specialty foods and products at low prices in a convenient location right next to Colonie Center on Wolf Rd. Now if only we could have a solution to the traffic…

Old Town, New Shops

Most of today was spent getting ready for my trip back to Utah. I had to unpack and repack the car, and after moving things around I realized just how little I actually had with me. I went to Sprouts to buy quinoa, bulk soup mix, steel cut oats, and 6 grain oatmeal for my breakfast (superior to Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Oatmeal – they really need to step it up). I finally picked up Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, the 4th book in the Eragon series at Barnes & Noble, and to my astonishment Continue reading