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I can't wait until all of the food is packed for this trip....I finished up about 40 meals of oatmeal today-that just scratches the surface.  My mind swirls around questions like "Is that going to be enough?"  "Is that too much?"  "How much more of that do I need to buy?"  "How much is it here versus somewhere else?"  "Will we like that enough to eat it so much?"  "How much olive oil is 1/2 ounce?"  "Is this nutritious enough?"  "Should we cook this in a bag, or in the pot?"  "How many zip-lock bags will I end up using?!"       Oi....

Well, I must admit that I've gotten good at being an assembly-line worker.  Music makes all the difference (Thank you Brandi Carlile, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban and Goo Goo Dolls).  :)

Even-though it's a lot of work, it is empowering and satisfying to be in charge of what we're eating, instead of being at the mercy of the convenience store.  I think especially when we get to those resupplies where we've decided to buy everything, we might be even more thankful for the amazing resupplies we packed ourselves. Such good quality food...but we shall see-in about three weeks!!
Bonnie
5/22/2010

WOW! Lots of work, but you're right - it is empowering to eat well and know what you're putting into your body. I'm inspired by how you and Jason live and we're SO excited for what this trip will bring to you both...Enjoy the arriving summer staff and the anticipation (and prep - whoa! lots of patience there that'd be hard for me!) of your upcoming adventure. Love you guys!

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Dave
5/28/2010

I love your organization Casandra. I have to say I am very jealous of your trip, it sounds like an amazing adventure. And that oatmeal flavor your described, YUMMY!

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