When I travel – whether it’s to the US or within México – I always think about shopping for items I can’t find here in Mazatlán. This post is a rundown of some of the things I brought back with me this time.
When I fly North I always pack a fold-up duffle bag which then becomes my overflow and can be carried on. No need to pay another $25 for a second bag! This time I was lucky, too – when I got to the gate at my first flight home they said overhead space was limited and asked for people who would check their carry-on. (For free!) I was happy that I didn’t have to lug it around.
Magic Erasers – I bought a bunch of these as I use them for everything around the house. I found them here once a couple of years ago but never since. I bought several packages and stuffed them in every little corner of my bags.
Teva Sandals – I walk a lot and hate to wear tennis shoes so walking sandals are important. I usually go through one pair a year at least. This time I lucked into a nice sale at REI and brought back two pairs! There are walking sandals available here a few places but not generally in my size.
B-12 – Since I’ve been a vegetarian for around 25 years or so I decided it would be a good idea to buy sublingual B-12. You can get B-12 shots here, but not the sublingual tablets.
Quick Drying/Moisture Wicking Shirts – Every year I get Paul a few new shirts from REI. They are expensive but since I’m there at the end of the season I often find them on sale. They last a long time and are pleasant to wear in our climate.
Sony Camera – This year my biggest treat was my new camera. I ordered this online so it was waiting for me, and I am totally thrilled with it. The camera is brand new and not available down here.
Nutritional Yeast – Since I make a fruit smoothie for breakfast every morning I like to give it a bit more nutrition by adding a spoonful of nutritional yeast. I’ve never found it here.
Organic Cotton Sheets – No trip NOB would be complete without a trip to Target. I have been extremely disappointed with (expensive) sheets that I’ve bought here in Maz so I didn’t hesitate to bring these back. We love them, too!
Dog Toys – Henry is indifferent to toys but Coco loves them – but she also destroys the toys I have bought her down here… the plastic just isn’t tough enough for her sharp teeth I guess. Kong toys are the best for her.
New Phone for Paul – Paul ordered himself an unlocked Android smart phone. He took the chip out of his old (dumb) phone and put it in the new one and – ta da -it works like a charm. For some reason we couldn’t believe it would be that easy. These phones are available here but they are way more expensive.
Yarn – Of course I need to buy a little yarn for myself! Three balls of this Organic Silk Bamboo (in black) will make me a nice wrap for this winter!
What didn’t I bring back that I wanted to?
USB Electrical Outlets – I intended to get to the home center and buy a couple of these – with all our gadgets they would have been very handy.
Tom’s Shoes – I didn’t buy these because I knew I was short on space to bring them back – but guess what? I found them at the mall here in Maz last week!
Now I had better get out there and take some pictures so I can show you what my new camera can do!