Friday, September 25, 2009

EATING and SHOPPING in the USA!!!!

It is hard not to go crazy eating and shopping when reentering the USA after a year away. Everything seems cheaper after enduring the Euro conversion. And the food is delicious. There is comfort in visiting our old favorites. And I think in 2 weeks we managed to fit them all in!

Target must be the best store ever invented. I think I may have gone 6 times in 2 weeks!

An entire store of books in ENGLISH! I think I could have poked around for hours just content to browse in my own language rather than translating in my head.

Costco was overwhelming in every way. Our European fridge couldn't fit ONE thing from their shelves.

I had several stops to make at the Post Office. You would never think about it without having experienced Belgian post offices - but Raleigh's post office was totally zen-like. Minimal wait, friendly postal workers, and I knew exactly how to ask for what I needed. Ahhhh!

Don't even get me started on Belks. This department store is a traditional shopping stop for Carol and me. Get those red dots and coupons going and we can save more than we spend. Or at least that's what we like to tell our husbands in hindsight!!!!

Now it is time for a major diet. But oh my it was all scrumptious. And worth it. My mouth is still watering!


Jenna said...

Love this post! So glad you had a great time at home! We are going home at Thanksgiving and are compiling our list of people to see, places to shop, things to buy and restaurants to eat in! We are so excited! Even though we love being here, we love going "home" to our families!

Jen said...

Oh, my goodness, I totally understand! When I came home for a visit from Prague, I was overwhelmed by the grocery store.