Sunday, February 18, 2007

Five Things I Miss
The things we miss because we aren't in our native country or maybe just not in our area of our native country can seem insignificant to those with the ability to get to them easily, but if they don't exist here and now they become larger than life. Dixie Peach passed-on this meme and I thought I'd add my 2 cents. I've described my little corner of Mexico as being like a small town in Montana. Ranches, cowboys, open spaces for miles and miles, and far and few conveniences. I have way too many choices of tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, fish, and no choices for other foods. Luckily I can get up to the Safeways and Costcos pretty easily and re-stock what I can't live without by making a "run for the border."
These are the foods I usually restock and I miss:

and I usually grab a deli sandwich before returning.

I miss shopping at Trader Joe's

I miss smooth highways with shoulders

I miss huge salad bars

I miss variety


Donna said...

We are so spoiled, its nice to remember that sometimes. I miss certain Canadian things that you can't get here or they just aren't quite the same. Tim Horton's doughnuts come to mind...I'm not a big donut fan but there was a store right next to my high school and that particular smell brings back so many memories.

Dixie said...

Ooo...I miss salad bars too. I've never seen a salad bar in Germany.

Molly said...

You know, when we lived in Germany {big smile at you Dixie} back in the 60's, there just wasn't a donut to be found. I missed them then, but I can live without them now. I do like Winchell's though. Salads are a totally different matter entirely. And wine! Oh that's a tough one.

Claire said...

It's always odd trying to get used to a different culture, isn't it? I'm always amazed by what I miss - it's never what I'd expected!


Sheryl said...

Even though access is fairly easy where I live...I STILL stock up on wine and lettuce and bread...and ESPECIALLY wine when I shop.
basic essentials!