acidcookie i know how u feel. i'd loathe to move, leaving this pretty place.
Been to portland once in november during thanksgiving. however i had gone there to take an exam hence dint get much time to go around. but we(dh n i) did visit the japanese garden. it was very chilly but still managed to see the whole of it. looking forward to go again this summer.
I currently live in AZ, but my DBF is from Graham, Washington. We visited there last March and I fell in love!! We also went to Bremerton and I told him that I want to move there in a few years. So maybe (hopefully) we will be neighbors someday!
I was in your neck of the woods the other day. I decided to make the trip to Winco, the closest one being in Longview. When I lived in Clark Co., Winco and Value Village were my two favorite stores.
Boy, even though the prices at Winco are still way better than anywhere else, I sure noticed a big jump on some items from the last time I was there. With the price of gas, I'm trying to justify a once-a-month trip (it's approximately 100 miles round trip, although I have an appointment in Winlock every Tuesday, which makes the round trip about 80...yup, I clocked it!).
Once a week, I have to be in Olympia for therapy on my hand and I hit the Value Village in Lacy once or twice a month (Labor and Industries pays for my gas to therapy and the Value Village is only two or three miles from my therapist's).
Looks like there's a lot of us along that I-5 corridor!
I go to Winco maybe once a month. Some things are alot cheaper, like canned goods, other items I can get cheaper by using coupons and watching the ads at Safeway. I usually do all of my grocery shopping in either Kelso or Longview. It's only about a 30 mile round trip for me.
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