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Shipping Perishables in a Cooler with the Luggage ....

MMRuth | Jul 28, 200912:55 PM     38

So, we're heading to Northern Wisconsin at the end of August for a couple of weeks as we do every year. Usually we stop somewhere between the airport and our destination - usually a Whole Foods, to pick up groceries. However, we now fly into Chicago and drive up 7 or so hours, and I want to avoid the stop in Madison, the huge grocery bill and the mutilated prosciutto and the cheeses past their prime. To that end, we're thinking of stocking up on things (cheese, cured meats, smoked trout, etc.) in Manhattan, putting them in a cooler w/ some ice packs and just checking the cooler in with our luggage. Is there something I'm not thinking of that would make this a bad idea?

Thanks!

Note: There is almost nothing available locally in terms of any sort of speciality food etc.

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