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Travelling

Z and I have assurred the Custms officials that we are not in the habts of committing acts of terrorism or moral turpitude and have been allowed into the USA. We are currently in Iowa, on the first leg of our Road Trip. It is so much fun that we are having a difficult time restraining ourselves from shouting Road Trip!!!! to one another every 5 minutes.

Everyone is very kind and at pains to point out any place of historical interest, often by writing it on the building itself (Historical shop: original 1890 tin roof!). Watching the Accent Off between Z and the people around us continues to delight and amuse.

Small examples:
Z: Does this car use unleaded petol?
Person: Unloaded what?
Z: Unleaded.
Person: Oh! You mean unleadid gaaaas!
Z: (turning to me) Please help.

Cabs are more expensive and the American people friendlier than we expected. I'm experiencing my standard Vast-Open-Spaces induced agoraphobia and the size of the food portions terrifies me somewhat, but we're having a grand time and I can't stop taking pictures.

Posting may be light due to the fact that I appear to be the only person everywhere without a laptop.

xxxxx

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grazia
Jul. 20th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Wow exciting! Look me up if you're in California!

e
actually_not
Jul. 21st, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Have a great trip. We just got back from Montana. Those crazy americans never understand a word I say either, unless I fake a new zealand accent, then they understand me perfectly.
guihong
Jul. 21st, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Well, of course we're friendly :). Have a wonderful trip, and hope you get some Southern cooking.

gui
minnesattva
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Iowa! You are mere inches (on the map) away from where I grew up, the place I love more than any other, the southern edge of Minnesota. Wave at it for me if you see it :)
lebeautemps
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Road trip? Hurray! Have a great time!
yiskah
Jul. 21st, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Good lord, Z is adorable.
prophetessamy
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
OO! How did I miss you were going on a road trip through the USA? Where are you going to?!
smallblakflower
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
I read this entry and the only thing I was saying as I read it was 'yay!' not particularly insightful, but guttural and true.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 22nd, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Wheee!
Welcome to America! Sorry our gaaaas is so expensive.

Looking forward to meeting you at BlogHer and hearing you read at the Keynote. See you in the Green Room!

I am NOT anonymous. I am JD from I Do Things.
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