Grocery Shopping: The American vs European Way…

So I fully admit, I look hysterical when I’m trekking 2.5 blocks from my parking garage up hill carrying all my groceries…. It’s no wonder Italians only by what they are going to use that day… While it makes for daily trips to the bread, pasta, meat, fish, vegetable markets, it works out way better than the way I’ve always done it.  The difference now,  I don’t have a driveway to pull up in and walk only a few steps to my front door…  instead I have blocks of cobble stone roads to manuver while strategically avoinding the many pot holes… “buco” and once I get to my building I have a half dozen stairs to climb before I get to my ever so small elevator… my baby stroller doesn’t fit inside the elevator… that’s how small it is!

This second picture was taken after I lost all my bags in the middle of a busy street while crossing…. It was a mess… And you can’t tell from the pic, but the frozen foods bag has a huge American Flag on it…

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