Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The things we carried (in our suitcases)
As I stood over my suitcase last week trying to figure out how we were going to pack everything without going over the weight limit, I started questioning my dependence on American goods. As you can see, I brought back the every important essentials of life like cake flour and chocolate chips. It really took more willpower than I thought it would not to buy the seven other varieties of King Arthur Flour at the local grocery store. I'm pretty sure most people who visit the U.S. do not think to themselves, "I should really bring this rye flour back with me. I might need it if I suddenly get the urge to make myself some bread. Maybe I should go get some of that corned beef I saw on sale, too. Then I could feel like I was at a deli anytime I want!"
We did pretty well coming right in at the weight limit for our luggage. We could have made it without borrowing a second suitcase from my parents if it hadn't been for these: