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Petra
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July 23, 2014 8:45 pm  

For the forum contributors in the VI…

If one of us making the leap were to bring over a gift as a "thought" of gratitude, what is something that we could bring that would make your day that you cannot get shipped there or is too much hassle or perishable?


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noOne
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July 23, 2014 8:47 pm  

I know you can buy it online, but because most people don't sleep with AC on down there, high thread count sheets are really appreciated, but expensive.


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Petra
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July 23, 2014 8:53 pm  

True. However, I have seen some deals at places like Costco/Sams. Great idea.


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July 23, 2014 8:58 pm  

Fresh Peaches! The ones we have in the markets here never ripen properly, have no wonderful smells nor do they ever taste like the fresh, juicy ones you can get stateside, at 1/2 the price, I might add!


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July 23, 2014 9:22 pm  

Real chocolate pound cake. Fresh Kentucky Wonder string beans. Magazines. Newspapers.

I really miss reading Sunday newspapers. Online doesn't do Sunday editions justice.


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July 23, 2014 9:37 pm  

some people would say soft shell crabs or just regular blue crabs.


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Alana33
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July 23, 2014 10:29 pm  

Fresh oysters and clams at stateside prices.
Notice how we tend to gravitate to food items!

I miss browsing real bookstores!


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speee1dy
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July 23, 2014 11:17 pm  

i am so with you on the book store, i mean the book store here on stx is nice and they have some great books, but those stateside book stores you could just about spend the whole day in


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DonExodus
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July 24, 2014 4:44 am  

Taco Bell.

End of list.


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July 24, 2014 11:30 am  

I would love to get my hands on Turnip Greens, not Collard greens! Also, peas, like Purple Hull, Whopperwill, Crowder and Lady Peas. I would also love to have one of those deers I left in my freezer that I gave to my daughter when I moved back here. Those are the things I really miss.
My daughter was sending me Tom's of Maine Flouride-free toothpaste, but, I found that Mt. Welcome Pharmacy carries it.


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July 24, 2014 11:43 am  

I agree with books. I know, I can read them on my iPad, etc. but there is something about holding a real book.


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July 24, 2014 11:43 am  

Almost any kind of fresh food. We bring back fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, cheese etc. Oh, how could I forget....croissants and breads.


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July 24, 2014 12:47 pm  

Krispy Kremes


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July 24, 2014 8:29 pm  

Am I the only person in the world that has never had a Krispy Kreme???


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July 24, 2014 9:23 pm  

Am I the only person in the world that has never had a Krispy Kreme???

No!. But maybe one of only two.


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Alana33
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July 24, 2014 9:34 pm  

Make that one of three!


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July 24, 2014 9:37 pm  

Am I the only person in the world that has never had a Krispy Kreme???

Nope. I never have.


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July 24, 2014 9:38 pm  

I second Taco Bell and definitely fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. I hate thinking about all of my frozen or refrigerated foods coming from somewhere and being above safe temperatures. Thawing and refreezing and thawing and refreezing. Yuck. It freaks me out.


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speee1dy
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July 24, 2014 9:50 pm  

me either


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July 24, 2014 9:51 pm  

If you can't get a hot out of the fryer Krispy Kreme, they're not that big a deal, imo.

Never understood the appeal of Taco Bell. Tacos are so easy to make and taste much better than Taco Bell. The burritos are a joke. The food never satisfies me. What am I missing? I prefer my own "Mexican."


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TheSandlers
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July 24, 2014 10:20 pm  

Taco Bell is a bit embarrassing. I grew up in England and when they opened a Taco Bell on base it was a huge deal. For me it is just a late night, drunk food. When I went back stateside a few months ago for the first time since living here all the junky, fast food places lost their appeal. I barely drank my Starbucks! Everything wasn't so delicious unless it was homemade. Next time I will treat myself to a fancy steak. So..change Taco Bell to Smith and Wollensky or somewhere similar. 🙂


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janeinstx
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July 24, 2014 10:33 pm  

Taco Bell is a bit embarrassing. I grew up in England and when they opened a Taco Bell on base it was a huge deal. For me it is just a late night, drunk food. When I went back stateside a few months ago for the first time since living here all the junky, fast food places lost their appeal. I barely drank my Starbucks! Everything wasn't so delicious unless it was homemade. Next time I will treat myself to a fancy steak. So..change Taco Bell to Smith and Wollensky or somewhere similar. 🙂

I love Smith and Wollensky


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OldTart
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July 24, 2014 11:12 pm  

I hate thinking about all of my frozen or refrigerated foods coming from somewhere and being above safe temperatures. Thawing and refreezing and thawing and refreezing.

Foodstuffs travel across oceans as easily as they travel interstate in refrigerated or frozen containers which stay that way from point of origin to destination. The technology has come a long way since salt packing and ice blocks ...


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noOne
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July 25, 2014 6:56 am  

Ug, Krispy Kream. I've never had one fresh from the fryer like ms411, but I find the ones in the supermarket are disgusting. Dunkin Donuts for me.


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speee1dy
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July 25, 2014 12:00 pm  

del taco is so much better than taco bell

and i would love to have a safeway or publix brought back


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