we are here. finally. it was a long, LONG plane trip and i am glad that it is over. or at least one leg of it is over. i will post more about that, but for now just a quick up date of what it is like so far....
oklahoma is unbelievable HOT! i must have lost about a stone already through the sweat that is constantly pouring out of me.
it is also unbelievably massive! everything here is so BIG. the cars are ridiculously huge, the roads, the buildings, the houses, the food portions, everything. it is a bit overwhelming. it has been 274 days since i have been in america. that is the longest amount of consecutive days i have been away ever. and it has made a big difference in what i am thinking/seeing/reaction/etc....
for example, the first night i was here we went to cheddars to eat. i ordered a chicken salad and left about 2/3 of it. i was stuffed, couldnt eat another bite. and the amount of chicken that was left in my bowl was more chicken than i would have gotten in the first place if i had ordered a salad in the UK. it was massice.
tonight, i went to target after e had gone to bed. i walked around for about 45 minutes just looking at everything. then i burst into tears. it was SO big, with SO many different isles, and choices, and options, and products....it was like retail vomit all over my brain. i had to leave, i couldnt take it.
i was not expecting that reaction.
i think it is because i am still tired. that flight was really, REALLY long.
a more excited post, with fun eleri pictures is forthcoming...but right now i am going to bed. still a bit overwhelmed, but very excited to be in america.