Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mama we're coming home ... for a visit

We're getting geared up for a visit back to the States, and getting excited since we haven't seen our American friends and family for nine months now. And Jake couldn't be happier that our visit coincides perfectly with the American Royal Barbecue, which is supposed to be the biggest barbecue contest in the world and the season finale for the competitive barbecue circuit.

As we prepare to pack and finalize our travel arrangements, I can't help but sigh as I pull out my quart-sized Ziploc baggies. I'm so used to flying on NZ's domestic airlines, where you don't need to take off your shoes or leave your liquids at home. No one's ever even asked us for ID. Hope US Customs doesn't flag me for all the kiwifruit and kiwis (rare nocturnal flightless birds) I'm packing as souvenirs.


Juli Ryan said...

You're joking about the kiwifruits, right? Have a great trip!

Yer Mum said...

Cannot wait to see you both! Hope your trip is smooth despite the PITA flight restrictions. Godspeed.

jamie said...

Yes, thanks ... joking about the Kiwifruits, although they're my favorite food now! So yummy.

And what is this about PITA? I've read all about how much duty-free liquor we can pick up at LAX, but looks like I need to do a bit more research.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing you guys and hearing about the boring places you've been and the crappy box wine you've endured. Have a great trip back. Also can't wait to see Jake's Maori face tat.

Corey said...

Nice. Here's to american domestic brew and college football.

See you guys in a week.