A Taste of the US

So we finally made it to the “big” supermarket in San Pedro Sula.  We’ve been to this big city about a dozen times since we arrived, but never alone with time to shop.  So we finally got the chance!  It was basically your typical US grocery store, not a super Wal-Mart but your normal Kroger/Etc.  We found nice bagged lettuce, Swiss miss hot chocolate, Lipton tea, canned pumpkin, chocolate chips, salad dressings, Fritos/Cheetos/snacks, Kaleb’s Mt. Dew and snickers, M&Ms, candy, etc.  Most things were about the same as the US prices if not a little more, which is a shame and the reason we won’t shop there every week, but it’s great to know it’s an option!  Kaleb is very easy to please, and I’m thankful but I do know he is missing his Mt. Dew and Snickers every now and then.  

                     Kaleb enjoys his first Mt. Dew in 2 months with good friend Luis Lopez!

Some things we may try to bring with us from the states or ask people to bring when they come because it’s just crazy expensive here since it’s imported.  We’re looking forward to borrowing someone’s oven to bake some chocolate chip cookies and maybe even a pumpkin roll toward Thanksgiving.  Looks like with the help of this store I’ll be able to make a great Thanksgiving Dinner for the 2 of us, since no one else here celebrates it.  It’s nice to have the option on baking someone a birthday cake or have a few snacks stored up for the last 3 PSU games that we try to watch online.  We won’t even go into the mess on PSU’s campus right now – I yi yi.  Anyway, even though it’s not NEAR as convenient as it is in the States, we do have some foods within and 1 and ½ hour drive of us.  This super market is also on the same drag as a string of familiar restaurants, so after shopping we stopped in for a Subway Sub!  Haven’t smelled the store (PS smells the same and stays on your clothing, just like the States) or eaten there in a while.  Shout out you all of you fellow Subway workers – you could move to Honduras and do the same thing!  If we lived in the city our lives could look a lot similar to the States in regards to living accommodations, food, and convenience.  But, you couldn’t pay us enough to live in such a dangerous city with all of its gang and drug related violence. Plus, that’s not where the poor of Honduras are.

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