Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Where's the Wreath?" #1

This is Dillons. It is the only grocery store near our house. Well, it was the only grocery store near our house. Wal*mart opened a supercenter a wee 1/4 mile west of Dillons.

In order to combat the potential loss of customers to the evil empire from Bentonville, Arkansas, Dillons opened a gas station. If you purchase about a bazillion dollars worth of groceries at Dillons they'll knock off a dime on each gallon of gas you purchase from their gas station.

I'm not buying any more groceries from them than I normally would, but if they want to save me a buck or two on a tank of gas, I'll take it.

The kids like Dillons because each year they display a large, painted, tin jack-o-lantern.

It’s a Halloween thing. It sits near the large pile of pumpkins that they sell.

Pumpkins are getting expensive.

Notice the sign over the pumpkins, the one that claims that the store has “2100 new everyday low prices?” They never claimed that before the evil empire from Bentonville, Arkansas, invaded Leavenworth, Kansas. In fact, Dillons' prices were so high that we drove 25 minutes south to Bonner Springs, Kansas, to buy less expensive groceries at, you guessed it, the evil empire from Bentonville.

Capitalism. Go figure.

Either way, since Dillons has race car shopping carts, the kids love shopping there.

So, where’s the wreath?

Send your best guess to

P.S.  Please accept my apologies.  I inadvertently aggravated my contestants by finding a humorous way to answer the most frequently asked question, "What time will you post your daily picture?"   I thought 10 AM CST would be a fair time for a country with four major time zones, although we actually have nine!  I will set my blog to post at 3:00 AM CDT each day of the contest.    Set your alarms or stay up late accordingly.


Nikowa@KHA said...

OMG this is hard!

CrossView said...

After seeing how hard this will be, I'm sure you're upping the prizes to involved at least 3 digits of cash, right?

TobyBo said...

you should have mail. :)

Twisted said...

It's in the third picture at the left end of the rack of plants. This was hard.

TobyBo said...

Has anyone suggested you could always get a job with the Where's Waldo people? or designing camo?

Excellent work!

Frugal Dougal said...

That means that over here in England I'll be able to see your daily pic the night before the mornng when you post it! :-)

Brownie said...

okay - I did see it; but only because Twisted said where it was. ROFL!!

Eat, Fart and Bark said...

Okay so I was wrong. Arby, you come over and look at this picture from my computer. There is no wreath where you said it is. I'm serious.
Sorry Brownie, I mislead you.

Opus #6 said...

Arby, I saw you on Goomba and finally followed you. If I may say so, you are WAY too handsome for your own good. Do you ever age?