I remember how excited my Mother was when the first K-mart appeared in out county. We went on opening week (it was near the Pathmark we shopped at) and waded through the crowds. With its glossy aisles and flashing blue lights around every corner it was a shoppers paradise. It quickly became a regular stop on our shopping trip for clothing, toys and school supplies. I could not always count on a toy when we went up there, but I could usually count on a hot dog and a soda from the little food place at the front of the store. That ALWAYS made the trip totally worth it.