We've been quite busy the last couple of months, so this poor blog has been neglected. We were in America (Utah and California) for all of September and into October. Then I brought my lovely step-mom back with me to England and got to show her around for a couple of weeks.
I love going home to America, obviously to spend time with my family and friends, but it was kind of weird being back after living for almost six years in the UK. Living abroad has really changed me. I kind of feel like I don't fit in anywhere anymore. I will always proudly call myself an American, but my opinions and views have changed on a lot of things. For example.....
Food in America is really salty - my taste buds aren't used to it anymore! Roundabouts are so much more efficient then stop lights. Walmart is totally overwhelming and way too big. Target isn't the bee's knees that I remember it being. There is definitely not enough recycling going on in America. Does it sound like I'm bashing on my home country? I'm really not, because guess what? America still has the best donuts and pastries, and of course Mexican food! American Fork Canyon, Utah is the most beautiful place in the world. Driving 10 hours from Utah to Southern California only costs $60 (Ugh, gas is like $10/gallon in the UK!) Customer service in America is amazing and sales people are so super duper friendly (almost too friendly!) And everything in America is cheap - shopping was never more fun!
Anyway, a few photos from our time in America (I didn't take many photos - shame on me!)
American Fork Canyon - see what I mean? Most beautiful place on Earth!
|Tess celebrated her 3rd Birthday while we were in America|
|American Fork Canyon again|
|Play-dough time with Grandpa|