No real long ride this weekend. Saturday was a warm day, but lots of wind and severe storms predicted. You all know how much I like riding in the wind… So, we decided to do a little road trip shopping! This was after we did some walking/jogging intervals to get in some exercise.
Trader Joe’s opened a location down in Albany, so instead of having to drive a few hours and states away, it is only 40 miles now!
We decided to go for lunch and to hit a couple other places. First up – lunch in Colonie. This diner looked cute.
It was really very clean and fun.
The service was friendly. John said that my 3 favorite words applied here. Breakfast All Day. I had to ask about this.
I think Carbmeat is an oxymoron, don’t you? It was the imitation crab meat, so I didn’t get that omelette. But, I guess if you spell it carbmeat, that is to indicate it is fake rather than real crab meat?
I chose the cheese omelet!
Gotta love it. It’s pretty hard to mess up an omelette. I ate all of this, too.
Then we stopped by Kohl’s so John could use a gift card. Then it was to Christmas Tree Shops.
Do any of you shop here? It’s not a Christmas store at all, but sort of like a Big Lots or of that type. Lots and lots of stuff!
I had an eye on the furniture because I need a cabinet/dresser for the bathroom which is slated for a remodel next year. Didn’t find what I wanted, though.
We ended up getting just a couple things. My favorite Constant Comment tea in a big bin, which was on sale – yay! It’s almost the tea time of year.
This store was really crowded, too. Ugh.
We needed some sustenance to keep going and headed to Professor Java’s!
This place was so cool.
The kind of coffee shop I love, plus they roast their own beans!
We had most excellent lattes and John got a slice of chocolate bundt cake that was soooooo – good. You know I had some bites.
There were brownies the size of bricks as well that looked so good. I wish this place wasn’t 40 miles from where we live. Actually, probably a good idea that it isn’t close to home with those brownies!
Then it was off to our main destination!
This picture is from our road trip to TJ’s back in January. It was pouring by this time and I was not able to get a photo 😀
Some of the haul?
Figs! I have never been able to find fresh figs anywhere around here and danced when I saw these.
This somehow ended up in the cart as well.
This looks like nut butter, but it is not nut butter in any shape or form. It’s cookie butter and kind of good, I have to say… One of those “what was I thinking having this in the house???” purchases.
Also a couple of my favorite TJ snacks, but I cannot open both of these at the same time, especially considering my 1500 calorie budget 😀
Plus an assortment of fruit, my cheap almond butter and various other things. It was a fun road trip day, but I don’t like the crowds. Ugh.
There was a beautiful sunset that night as well after the rain passed.
Sunday was much nicer after the front moved through and it was 48 degrees when we biked to breakfast! 😯 😯 I had to wear finger gloves under my bike gloves. We did get in 20 miles today, so that’s something.
Sunday is also football day – and you know I am ready for tonight!!
Go Broncos! And let’s hope I am on my way to 16-0 with football picks this year 😀