Hello from Virginia!!
Anyone out there still reading? Don’t stop now! We’re certainly not stopping with the writing!
So we’re home. After enjoying four or 5 days in the wonderful city of Paris (yes that city really is as amazing as people make it out to be), we’ve arrived in the land of cornbread. Actually we had some crazy form of dried cornbread for lunch on Monday at Southern Star in Chattanooga. Don’t miss it if you’re ever in the Tennessee Valley.
So is it weird to be home after two years in Korea? Short answer–no. It’s still the same. Though things that used to be normal just stand out a little more to me. For example, America is fat. I’m sorry, somebody had to say it. There is an obesity problem in this country and something needs to be done about it. And the billboard we saw en route between Atlanta and Chattanooga didn’t help. (“Life is too short to eat oatmeal for breakfast” with a picture of a syrupy, sugary cinnamon honey bun on it).
But for the most part, America is just America and home is sweet home. It’s wonderful to be back with nieces, nephews, our wonderful families and friends, and, yes, even honey buns. We’re going to be settling into a wonderfully cosy little basement apartment at the top of a mountain in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Looks like we’re heading back to Korea in March. So between now and then, come back for a read on life in America and/or Korea. We’ll be posting about both!