On this most recent trip, I made a discovery. I discovered that, at the local grocery store with the familiar name, you can buy a recycled shopping bag, called a reBag, for half the price of the ones sold in Chicago, and you don't advertise the grocery store. David and I intended to pick up a few on our way out of town, but time didn't allow for it. So, I sent a check for $10 to my dear sister-in-law, who brought our 10 reBags to Chicago when she and her family were here a couple of weeks ago.
Since then, I can not get enough of my reBags! I've used them at the grocery store, Home Depot, and even Office Max. David used one yesterday to bring home his "collection" of travel mugs from the office. They're nice and strong, they have flat bottoms with reinforcement panels to keep them sturdy, and they're wide. Add in that they're environmentally friendly, and you've got a vast improvement over the plastic bags grocery stores use.
In keeping with the title of this post, here are some of my favorite pictures from that trip:
Emily and Laura on the church fence
If I can remember to, I'll try to make "My favorite things" a recurring theme on my blog. What's one of your favorite things these days?