First, my mother returned from her long trip to India with a huge freakin' sack of Indian spices, probably like a $100 run to Lakshmi. Whole cardamom! White pepper! More masala than even I could use up quickly! Mysterious little packets! And a joke gift of some beedees, so I can smoke like it's 1998.
Also, I'm playing with Google Earth again which is the best toy ever invented in the history of stuff.