I went to thr grocery store today and my favorite veggies are affordable again. Asparagus, artichokes, avacados...suddenly I can afford them again! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
I used to visit my family often during the winter, and I'd spend the entire time oo'ing and ah'ing over the vegetables and the prices. "Honey, look, artichokes 3 for a dollar!!"<br><br>
Now I visit when the California hills are brown and our own farmstands are teeming with freshness, just so the culture shock isn't as strong.