Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Shocked

One of the biggest shocks we have faced since returning to the States about two-and-a-half weeks ago is the prices of everything. WAY more than when we left for Kenya two years ago.

I'd guess much of it is due to the price of oil skyrocketing. And the ultra-weak dollar vs. every other currency.

But as my friend John observed, you can still get a very filling meal at Taco Bell for about $3. If you drink water. (We always drink water at whatever restaurant we visit.)

And the photo? A $1300 barbeque set - not on our shopping list. I shot it at a sporting goods store. I don't even want to go down that aisle at Home Depot. I think I'd puke.

1 comment:

The Lone Beader said...

Hi Paul!! So glad U made it back to the States okay! I have missed you! :)

And, yes, things are pricey, but I didn't think 2 years would make a significant change... Hey, at least you didn't go to London. Everything there is twice the price... :0

I haven't been to Taco Bell in years... and now I'm hungry...

Also, thanks for linking to me. U are sweet! I started a new blogroll on my secret blog that I started with Rudy's owner... I'll add you to that one, and to my Google reader... :)