I am almost embarrassed to say how long we slept last night in the Camping World parking lot, but suffice it to say, we went to bed early, and got up late !!
After a leisurely hour in bed talking and listening to music, we decided we better get packing. We were soon on the way, and our first destination was a Trader Joe's. Teresa and I both love our wine, Teresa prefers white, and I prefer red. We had heard that TJ's sells what is commonly referred to as "Two buck Chuck". Something about Charles Shaw wines selling for two dollars.
From on-line reviews, this wine is comparable to more expensive wines. When we went inside, we realized that TJ's is now one of our favourite grocery and wine stores. The first lady staff member we saw, could tell we were rookies, and started talking to us. She then ran over to another gal, and insisted that we get the full tour and history of these stores.
I am sure our guide spent at least half an hour on us, explaining the store's origins, and then she walked us through the grocery and wine sections, pointing out interesting facts and even some of her favourites.
We thought maybe their prices would be higher, since it is a sort of specialty shop, but my wallet is happy to say otherwise.
And the Two buck Chuck....well, in this case it was $2.99 Chuck, but we walked out with 5 bottles of wine, for less than what we normally pay for one bottle !
After that stop, we travelled for about an hour, to our next destination, an actual RV park. We are staying at the Dakotah Meadows RV park, in the Mystic Lake Casino grounds. It is time to fill and drain our tanks, and get plugged in so we can use our space heaters. It is cold here, the high today was only 7C or 45F, and it hits freezing at night. A plus is their fast WiFi in the park.
We are planning to stay here for three nights, where we will take our car to the Mall of America, so Teresa can check things out, while I wait patiently on the benches with the other husbands.
But for now, we are going to be guinea pigs for our readers, and try out some of our Two buck Chuck, in our new wine glasses. Oh the hardship !!