Ahhh, Whole Foods

Why is it that every time I go to Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck) that I’m overcome by the warm fuzzies? As a rule, I don’t get excited about going grocery shopping – at least not the usual trip to the neighborhood Safeway store. But the prospect of going to Whole Foods always excites me.
My household income is nowhere near enough for me to do all of my shopping there (though I sure wish I could), but if I just want to pick up a few things – namely organic foods not available at my neighborhood co-op to puree for Ava – then that’s the place for me. The thing is, I could wander that store for hours and my senses would never tire. It’s just such an appealing place.
I don’t know if this is something new they are offering, but today I noticed free sample tables located throughout the store. Had Jody not been sitting in the car with a sleeping Ava, I could’ve traversed the entire store tasting healthy bits of this and that. Because I was under a time crunch I only managed to try some grapes, two kinds of cheeses and a piece of bread. (Not bad for only spending 5 minutes in the store.) I’m going to have to go back there when I’ve got some more time to roam freely. ;)
If only the Safeways and Albertsons of the world could be as sense-awakening as Whole Foods I might not dread grocery shopping so much.