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    Dry ice

    I think this is a topic we have not ever covered.

    We are leaving for Aruba in early May.

    We are driving over to Ft Lauderdale to do "park, sleep, fly" thing.

    This is the first time we've done this while carrying frozen food in soft sided cooler in our luggage.
    (usually we fly out of orlando and no hotel needed)

    The dilemma........we will head over to Ft Lauderdale at 9 am.
    We will have 5 or 6 Lock n Lock containers of cooked, frozen dinners in soft sided cooler in luggage.
    How do we ensure that on the next morning, the day we fly out, that the stuff is still frozen?

    Could we buy dry ice, pack it with the stuff and then ditch it before we get to the airport?
    I know that we cannot have dry ice on a plane.

    The only experience I have ever had with dry ice was son's science project in late 90s.
    I am really open to suggestions!

    Thanks

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    Don't know much about dry ice, but what as a last resort, what about getting a throw-away Styrofoam or similar cooler? Use regular ice and replenish as needed at the FLL hotel. you could also freeze some blocks of ice before your trip for this. Then pack your frozen goods your regular way before leaving for the airport?
    I'm guessing dry ice would be a lot easier.

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    Think you can do what Tracy said.. (use the hotel's ice to keep it could too)..
    Don"t see why you can't use the dry ice and get rid off it at the hotel.
    Don't forget to try out "Kelly's Landing" best New England seafood

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    we too think that the dry ice would be easier.

    thanks....we will do the FLL hotel with dry ice and your styrofoam cooler idea!!
    then on the morning of the flight, put our stuff in the soft cooler, dispose of the dry ice and put the styrofoam cooler back in the car.

    now on to googling how much dry ice to buy. thanks tracey!!!

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    hey BB/Cathi long time no see an i hope that you are well !!

    you bethca we will be at Kellys landing!!!

    steamers and fried whole belly clams.
    i can feel my blood solidifying

    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    Think you can do what Tracy said.. (use the hotel's ice to keep it could too)..
    Don't forget to try out "Kelly's Landing" best New England seafood

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    All is well. My part time job (continuous care hospice = end of life.. love it though) is turning into a full time job on top of my full time job.. lol
    OMG... I can taste those whole belly clams too. oh steamers too. You will not be disappointed either.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    hey BB/Cathi long time no see an i hope that you are well !!

    you bethca we will be at Kellys landing!!!

    steamers and fried whole belly clams.
    i can feel my blood solidifying

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    Be careful with the dry ice. It can burn you if not handled properly and I think there are other dangerous. I'd google it to make sure.

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    yes, we have to be careful handling it and when we have it in the styrofom cooler we have to make sure it is not airtight

    thx

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    Be careful with the dry ice. It can burn you if not handled properly and I think there are other dangerous. I'd google it to make sure.

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    They sell it in Publix by weight at the front of the store, you'll see a cooler there, past the cashiers. Go for it, sealed bags is how it comes.

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    ..... Anyone remember when 'whole belly' clams were simply 'Ipswich Clams'.....? ...and the only clams....!

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