Walk: Grocery Stores in Hood Distance: 5 miles
Ciwt has been busy (almost) beating the crowds as she assembles the perfect single woman's upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Used to be that we had to buy and cook an entire turkey, mash the potatoes and make gravy ourselves, which, of course, many singles or couples or non-cooks didn't do. Then about 15 years ago, a nearby grocery store tried cooking and packaging small portions of Thanksgiving food and being open on Thanksgiving Day.
Great decision. Happy people came, one by one, or two by two in droves, and Thanksgiving Day has become the store's busiest and most profitable day of the year. And now they've started to make the food available a few days ahead. Another great decision for people who choose to stay home that day (with books and cats).
*Apologies to foodies.....