Tuesday, September 9, 2014

We hated Nashville's LP Field, but we sure love our Costco Grove supplies

    Jinny and I stopped by the Nashville Costco on the way home from the Vandy game and discovered some hard-to-find Grove supplies.
    The reusable wire racks were either two or three dollars each. The metal pans were around six bucks per package, for 15 steam pans and 30 food pans. The Sterno was $15.99 for 24 cans, which comes out to 67 cents per can.
    We've seen these at various places for two to five times these prices. For example, Jinny saw Sterno for sale at Wal-Mart yesterday for $4.99 for two, or $2.50 per can.
    We haven't decided what we're going to cook yet, but what ever it is, we're ready!
    Costco tends to carry items like these for two or three weeks, and then they won't been seen again until the next year, if ever. The Nashville Costco had a lot of catering supplies, and I'm guessing the Memphis one will, too. I may pay them a visit to see if we forgot anything.

    Speaking of the Vandy game, we really hated LP Field. The stadium is nice enough, but getting in and around is a major hassle.
    We got to LP Field about a half-hour before kickoff. We didn't have tickets, as we usually just buy from someone at the game. Well, nobody was selling tickets. The kickoff came right as I finished buying our tickets.
    So far it was our fault. But the line to get into the stadium was unbelievable. They were taking about 30 to 45 seconds to wave down each person with a metal detector, and there weren't very many people waving the wands around; thousands of use spent quite a bit of time in line. If this is necessary, fine, but they need to hire enough people to handle the security.
    We had Club seats, but entered the stadium on the wrong side. There was a huge line to get into the Club section, and only one entrance. So when we found out we were on the wrong side we had to walk all the way back to the entrance, then around the stadium, then wait in line forever, and finally we managed to get into the club side where we were supposed to be.
     By the time we reached our seats the second quarter had started. I doubt we will be any rush to return to LP Field, although we certainly enjoyed the victory.

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