Wednesday, September 10, 2008

grand opening

Tempe's first fresh & easy store opened today, on the corner of kyrene and baseline. i have been anxiously awaiting this store, a pleasant half mile walk from my home. don't forget to bring your own bags! 

i'd be remiss if i didn't also mention that the clouds in the background brought us incredible rains shortly after this photo was taken. i happened to be at carver dog park walking around the track with my dog, baloo and looked up when i heard a commotion coming from the nearby soccer field. i saw parents and young girls who'd been at practice scramble as a wall of hard rain and hail moved swiftly toward us. it was amazing! i was frozen for a split second, mesmerized by the sight, before yelling "run!" and crossing the field to get baloo's leash and get out. the first drops began to hit and when i reached the leash and unclipped from the fence the downpour was full force. it was chaos as 15 people and their dogs all tried to exit. soaked. then the hail began. i was parked close, but couldn't get my keys out of my pocket (trying too hard!). baloo was quick to jump in the car (that's a first!) and the hail continued for about 5 minutes. 

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