The ecru, canvas tote with navy handles is the ultimate accessory for a stroll through Trader Joe's. Priced at $3.99, one is not enough. I purchased my first bag, now supple and faded, several years ago. We have embarked on many food-related excursions together. The second tote, a recent acquisition, joined the excitement two weeks ago. I take the pair of them on outings to this California-born establishment. Pushing my little, red shopping cart to the sound of ringing bells is a mellowing activity. I complete the task unhurriedly. My time is utilized by hunting for Champs Elysees salad and vanilla yogurt with the help of mates in Hawaiian shirts. Sampling romaine lettuce with sesame sticks and soy ginger vinaigrette is part of my course. At the end of my journey, I invent a reason to return the following day and several others as excuses to return later in the week.