Of course, we could pile in canned supplies and dry goods while in St. Anthony, but everything is frightfully expensive (milk works out to ten dollars a gallon!), especially to us who are used to bulk retailers like BJs and Costco. Danielle, especially, can't bring herself to pay more than $1.00 a pound for pasta, and $4.00 for a can of tomato sauce is unthinkable. It's the same with fresh food—when it can be found, the prices seem completely upside down. Ever since leaving St Johns, broccoli has cost more per pound than pork chops. Of course, I could subsist entirely on pork chops, but I have the children to think about as well. The sad thing is, other than the four or so good (comparatively) grocery stores we've found in Newfoundland, it's not a matter of price but of whether there is anything at all to buy. If all you can get is hot dogs, that's what you'll buy, regardless of the cost. Several times I've gone up and down every aisle of a tiny store without seeing a single thing I wanted to get, and had to remind myself that if I didn't get something we'd have to use another precious can of chicken or tuna or beans.