Jaq and I would like to thank all our friends and family for inviting us into their homes which made our trip such a pleasure.
The picture on the right is the sum total of goods we brought back which are only to be had in America: 10 packs of Lipton Onion Soup Mix which Jaq uses to make scrummy meat loaf and onion gravy for bangers and mash; 10 envelopes of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix; three cans of mild chopped green Chile's for Mexican food; 6 boxes of Nabisco Graham Cracker crumbs for Angel bars; 2 bottles of Gulden's dark brown spicy mustard, 1 bottle of Chocolate Merlot sauce, 1 bottle of Heinz 57 Steak Sauce, 2 boxes of cornmeal for corn bread, corn muffins, and Mexican food, 2 jars of Better than Bullion Chicken soup base for soups and gravies, 2 bags of peanut bitter M&M's for Tina Copley, a six pack of small canned V-8 Juice for Pauline, 2 bottles of Kraft Catalina Salad Dressing for Rita Talbot, four bottles of Melatonin, and 2 tins of dried Buttermilk for baking. This is one of the reasons we acquired an extra suitcase. The other is that Jaq bought some new clothes and shoes for us both--including down jackets to keep us both warm for winter cruising.
We also returned with metal piping for an inside chimeny sleeve, mat board for pictures, 2 farenheit outside temperature gauages, 2 fans and mountings to move hot air to the back of the boat, a large pack of bungee cords in varying lengths, Sylvania motion sensor lights, and a few other man bits and bobs!