To market, then home: how do you transport?
The other day, we meandered over to the supermarket. Being the proud recipient of a recent raise, I decided to indulge a bit and took advantage of the bulk wine discount at the store: 20% off of 12 bottles. My mother followed in suit. It didn't occur to us that we were on foot. The only way we could get our new bottled treasures home was to shove them in the cargo area and every crevice of the bike-trailer-turned-to-stroller, where my youngest was so soundly slumbering. How upset was she to be pressed up against the trailer wall, sharing the seat with a box of wine.
Seriously, there's got to be a better way! Don't you think? An urbanMama emails:
We recently moved within walking distance of a Trader Joe's and Safeway. Wanting to drive less, we have been walking to do our grocery shopping. However, with my 3-year-old in tow, and a small hill to climb, I find that what I can carry home is somewhat limited. We often make trips every other day, and as a part-time working mama, don't always have the time to do this.
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, each week I would walk to the grocery store with my mom and her "granny cart". The shopping carts at grocery stores even had hooks at the end of them so you could hang your folded up granny cart. They were all the rage. I want a granny cart!
So the question is, how do you lug your groceries home? Wagon (not very easy, nor ergonomic, to lug up hill), stroller, biceps? Where can I find a high quality granny cart in Portland?