Twice a month Rick and I do a big shop at our local SAM’s Club. (Yes mom I know I have crazy makeup on… I was bored in the morning and had some fun.)When I came to America as a foreigner, I knew a few bits and bobs about the country, it’s politics, the basics. I’ve learned a few things over the years visiting, and living here, It’s a consumer based country. Companies produce, Big and small things, constantly developing and making life easier for all residents of the continent of the States. Commercials advertising for medication, cosmetics, service and lots of lots of products that is supposed to make life easier and improve life quality in general. The first time I entered SAM’s club, I was overwhelmed. I had been to a similar place in England, Costco. But I was under the impression that only people who had their own company or worked for a company who would give you a membership would be able to shop there. Costco and SAM’s club is a place you go to shop for things you need lots of. And it’s cheap. You save a lot of money buying a big heap of meat or toilet paper, instead of buying small amounts or packs in the regular store. It’s as Rick says, the place you go to buy your bulk items. Here in the states, anyone can get a membership. And everyone shops at either one or both. Our SAM’S club is conveniently placed over a Walmart, another cheap mega-store, with lots of all sorts of stuff. I don’t know what I can compare it with in Norway…? We go to Walmart first to buy the stuff we don’t need lots of, like, milk or other things that you kind of have a short time to consume or use. Then we go upstairs and get a huge amount of Detergent to last us for ages, and other things. But today, we had a list of foods and stuff (Sorry about the blurry photo) that we use a LOT of and we consume within two weeks. (and some other stuff.) The store is filled with people, and things move slowly. There are shelves and shelves that reach the ceiling filled with EVERYTHING you can thing of. TV’s and all sorts of electronics, Stationary, Jewelery, Furniture, Frozen foods, Veggies, Medication and vitamins, toys and clothes, all for a reasonable price. As Rick and I are pedestrians and bicyclists, we don’t have a car. (saving a LOT of money and a great way to stay in shape) We have to catch a cab home with all the stuff. Just wanted to share what we bought today, so that my mummy can see that we only buy healthy and super healthy food! (YEs – except the red bull). Impressed? We went to Buca Di Beppo’s for some food before we went to the cinema to watch ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Funny movie, exactly what I expected, A fun action packed fantasy family movie. We were also celebrating something special.. but more about that later. Of to Consume!