Caroline brought back a new dress. Lots of other new clothes as well, but she doesn't care about them. Just the dress. It's black and white with zebra stripes. She also picked up two ribbons she won in a Pine Wood Derby; one was for "Prettiest Car" and the other was a "Second Place" ribbon. Her absolute must have, won't get on the plane without? Campbell's Chicken Soup.
A friend's daughter is an avid snowboarder and when she found out we live in Switzerland, she was very excited. We invited her to come stay. I did explain the chicken soup tariff; come and stay- we'd love to have you but the entry fee is payable in chicken noodle soup. She said, "No problem! I make a great homemade soup!" Poor girl. I'm sure she does, too bad Caroline won't eat it.
Lauren brought back a book (Mary Poppins), lots of new clothes, but most importantly, a bag of Lay's Salt and Vinegar potato chips. She also brought back some soda, birch beer and cream, to give to her friend at school, a tween from Russia- furthering their cross cultural soda exchange. Lauren was the recipient of a some Russian soda, which we all tasted and thought was pretty cool, at Christmas time.
Lauren was told the soda was made from bread and carbonated water. Tastes a bit molasses flavored to me.
Doug brought back cocktail sauce. A very large quantity of cocktail sauce.
And vodka from the duty free shop but I think he considers that medicinal as well as a sleep aid.
I brought back three pairs of shoes, a round brush, aspirin, and my mouth guard. Maybe I should try the vodka.
Barbies enjoying my shoes
Sam had a UPS delivery ten minutes before we left for the flight home. More computer stuff. Joy sticks and head phones. His was the only suitcase with a note from the TSA that it was inspected. Let's hope that was a coincidence.