Posted October 27th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Amen on the Wal-Mart boots! Bought some for my hubby there as one of his birthday gifts - less than $20.00 and completely waterproof!
An FYI to folks who might want to do some budget gear shopping: I got two pairs of waterproof pants for less than $2.00 at a local thrift store (okay, they are kids' size but adult sizes were not much more).
ebay and yard sales are also good source for less expensive gear as are swaps/trade-ups at ski stores and resorts.
I also got a prescription for Phenergan (used for nausea) from my doc. She said it was better to perhaps sleep through the Drake Passage than to barf through it!
7 continents and 56 countries (so far) in my "Around a Big World with a Small Bladder" quest.
North America: 39 of the 50 states of the USA
Europe: Netherlands, September 2006
South America: Argentina, January 2007
Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula, January 2007 (cruise)
Africa: South Africa, June 2008
Australia: Sydney, Tasmania, etc. February, 2009 (cruise)
Asia: Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, March 2009 (cruise)
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: June, 2015. (cruise and land)