My dear friend, Barbara from Family Counts is planning her big trip back to the States which is in about 6 months from now... She posted a cool MEME about expats and travel so I decided to give it a go since Alex and I will be visiting my native land in just ONE WEEK from now!
So here it goes......
5 Things that I need when I return to the USA: (There are literally about a million so I will list 10 instead of 5 to make it fair.) I won't mention family and friends because that is too totally obvious!
1. My ACUPUNTURIST and my CHIROPRACTOR!
2. The SUN/the OCEAN/WARMER WEATHER,in general
3. 24 Hour Fitness- My yoga and spinning classes!!
3. My TARGET fix/Whole Foods/Trader Joes... OH HECK- Ralphs or Von's will do, too!
4. Peet's soy latte
5. MEXICAN food- HELP!!!!!!!!!... Get me to the nearest taco shop!!
6. Cafe' Sevilla on Salsa night/Brasilian night
7. Rollerblading/walking on the Bay/Beach boardwalk.
8. LIFETIME movies on Channel 38/TV in English, so I don't really have to pay attention to what I'm watching!!
9. Going to all my old stomping grounds and seeing who's still around.
10. DISNEYLAND... the real one in Cali.!!!!!
Five things I don't need when I return to the U.S.
2. CLOUDS, RAIN, COLD weather
3. Dog pooh and spit on the streets
4. $7 Starbucks lattes!!!
5. Euros--- Well, I really don't need them in the U.S. Hahahhaha!! But, thanks to the low dollar my euros will go FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
I'm leaving these 5 things behind in France when I head to Cali.
5 comfort foods that give me that "back home" feel
1. REAL Mexican food- corn tortillas, refriend beans, and guacamole! Valentine's here we come!
2. Cheesecake from Cheesecake factory... not the ones I make with St. Moret Cheese!
3. Lemon bars
4. Thai food
5. Homemade tamales from the lady at the Hillcrest farmer's market.
6. A Peet's soy latte!!!!
5 foods that no longer give me that "back home" feel...
Not sure how to answer this one because I cook so much, and I cook everything I made back home...
5 things that I find in my country that money can't buy
1. The view of downtown San Diego from the the 5 freeway as you get to Kettner Dr. exit
2. Hanging out in Little Itlay/Peets with friends and talking about life.
3. Rollerblading on the bay/beach
4. Driving up the coast and seeing the beautiful coastline.
5. San Diego sunsets from the ferry landing on Coronado Island and enjoying the nighttime view of SD downtown and the reflections of light in the water.
Like Barbara, I won't tag anyone but I certainly invite anyone to participate!