Celebrating the Small Things: Grocery Shopping at 4 AM

126/365: Late night shopping
126/365: Late night shopping (Photo credit: riekhavoc (caught up?))

One of the good things about being retired is having more control over our schedule.  So if we want to go to the large 24 hour bag your own grocery store at 4AM, why not?

This is not my regular store, but they have a few things I can’t find anywhere else.  During the day, the store is busy and often difficult to navigate.  But at night… it is our own private store.

The drive to the store was quiet and peaceful.  We live in a city, but not a 24 hour city.  Overnight the streets are often deserted.  Not having to face oncoming traffic meant I could drive in the dark.  The weather was cool.  After shopping we went to our favorite restaurant  (open at 5 AM) for breakfast.

Overall I do not enjoy shopping, so turning an unpleasant task into an enjoyable outing is something to celebrate.

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7 thoughts on “Celebrating the Small Things: Grocery Shopping at 4 AM”

  1. You just don’t know how many things I plan to have time to do when I retire…. It just isn’t coming soon enough. 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying those small conveniences of retirement.

  2. When I was at university I would sometimes go to the 24 hour supermarket nearby in the middle of the night. It was so nice to be able to get down the aisles without idiots banging in to me with their trolleys!

    1. Where I live some grocery stores do their cleaning and stocking overnight. A few are open 24 hrs. since there are workers there anyway. I just happen to live close to one that is. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment — and they Twitter follow. 🙂

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