Saturday, February 20, 2010

The New World!

Yesterday was a great day for me. I discovered a shopping district with many of my favorite places just minutes from my door. Panera Bread! Target! Home Depot! Bed, Bath & Beyond! Staples! And lots more!

I’d swear I heard a choir of angles hit a high note when I came upon it. I felt like Columbus landing in the New World.

One of the things I dislike about Metro Detroit is the sprawl. It’s HUGE. I didn’t even know this shopping area existed. In the six months since we’ve been in our new house I’d never had a reason to explore the two mile stretch where all these places are.

Since we’ve lived here I’ve found two other Targets, and just about every other national chain you could imagine, but none as close to me as those I discovered yesterday. And they’re in an area where I feel comfortable. Not too high-class, not too low class. It’s just right. And I almost hate to admit how happy - nearly giddy - I was over this discovery. (I can be at Target in less than 10 minutes!)

My new Panera Bread.
Small. No booths. But SO close to home.

1 comment:

willow said...

How could we live without Tar-zhay, daaaling?