I hope I got the spelling right! Let’s see if we can bring this blog back to life AGAIN.
Thank you to all the visitors and mucho mucho thanks to all those who bothered to leave a comment. It is truly appreciated.
I am still in the Philippines with my Spouse and though he gets homesick sometimes and occasionally makes plans to go back to the US, we are still calling the Philippines home.
Spouse and I were back in the US a couple of years ago. It was the first time for him to get really homesick enough to get us airline tickets. I made sure we had return tickets. So off we went in February of 2010 leaving the perfect weather of the Philippines and got to ICY Detroit before getting to our Florida destination.
Soon as we got our rental car in Orlando, we made a beeline for the nearest supermarket and got a gallon of low-fat milk, blueberries and a lot more things we’d been craving for. It was just so laughable! He was as awestruck as a first-time immigrant from a third world country seeing a Costco or a Walmart for the first time and kept repeating, “Oh my God, the plentitude….the plentitude!”
We spent our first week with the Stepson at a Residence Inn and proceeded to Pensacola. After almost four years of driving Philippine roads, Spouse was again dumbfounded with the perfect highways and roads. I swore then, as I do now, the lane markers were so perfectly painted on those roads they looked like the seams of a Levi’s jeans. There were no tricycles, jeepneys or pedestrians to slow you down. But man, was it cold! This was Florida I kept thinking…I know it was wintertime but this was Florida!
Strangely, it’s always winter in the US when Spouse gets these bouts of ennui. Well, we happened to go back in one of the worst winters the US had ever seen. That winter, all states except Hawaii, experienced snow. And we were freezing our tropical behinds off for most of our 3-week visit.
The cold didn’t stop us from shopping and going out though. By our second week, we had moved in with my Younger Sister who lives in Apopka and I was borrowing her heaviest winter gear every single time I stepped out. I went shopping, I got cooking until there was much too much leftovers we just couldn’t stuff in her already full refrigerator. Oh, the plentitude! Food is certainly cheaper in the US, even in a time of economic down-turn.
My sister took us to her favorite Greek restaurants in Orlando. It was near her place of work and is run by Greeks who still speak Greek. The food was delicious. I can’t recall the other details about the ambiance, the service or anything. The food was delicious. Soon as I find the pictures I took from our meal there, I shall do a more thorough review.
For now, I want to welcome myself back to the blogging world…and cross my fingers I stay more active this time!