Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July

Happy Birthday America!!!!
Bring on the BBQ and the apple pie!!!



Random Thoughts on America:

The highways are SOOO smooth!

The cars are all new!

The yards are huge!

So many churches, nearly every corner here!

People are tall!!!

Truly the land of plenty!

American flags are flying and they are beautiful!

Food servings are disgustingly large!! ( Served on family size platters! Not plates!)

No walls around the yards and no bars on windows!!! ( Either the thieves are stupid or, as my husband says, They already have everything we have!)

I love the GREEN money! And coins that are heavy!

Libraries!! Wonderful places!!!!I could live in one!

Public restrooms are fairly clean!

GAS!!!!!! Is expensive!!!!

God Bless America is written everywhere!

And the best...
NO BILLBOARDS OF HUGO CHAVEZ!!!!

24 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice list of things that tell how it is for you to return and "see" things again.
Susan

Ashley said...

aren't we spoiled? see? Look at the things we never really notice?

HAHA the public restrooms are FAIRLY clean?? Have you been to a gas station potty yet?? j/w? LOL

Yes, gas basically costs you your firstborn child now...it's sad really. but we do have many other benefits that you've just listed so I guess it makes up for it, right? :D

Pat said...

YOur "culture reentry" is quite a challenge....I know the thoughts you have been accustomed to....I know it must be a relief not to have HHH photos following your every move (or his followers in person!!)...

Welcome to America....all our problems must seem small!!

No matter the complaints, we are a blessed nation!!

Elízabeth said...

"People are tall" HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
yes, in venezuela we are all 'chiquiticos'.

I envy the libraries... the lack of HHH pics, and you know what else? the HUGE parking lots at the malls!

Happy 4th! tomorrow is ours. I'll be with family, but no fire crackers here.

Liz

~Ginger said...

This is the reality most of us know. We are blessed!

Momma Roar said...

Enjoyed your list! Enjoy your day!

Kimberly said...

Glad you're here safely . Can't wait to see everyone.

Diamond Mair said...

WELCOME HOME!!
Semper Fi'
DM

RitaE said...

Welcome Home!

Barbara H. said...

Happy 4th of July to you!

Pam said...

Wonderful list and so many of these things are taken for granted by us! and You're not in Kansas anymore!" gas is not longer .10 cents a gallon!

Gayle said...

Welcome back to the land of the free and the home of the brave, Rita! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! :)

I'm so very glad that you are back. Yep, the people are taller and where I am there are many flags flying too, more than usual because of the day, but I always fly one in in my front yard. There are also lots of churches. Gas isn't as expensive here as it was a couple of weeks ago. The price has fallen about 15 cents a gallon, but I'm sure it will go back up again.

Matt said...

"The highways are SOOO smooth!" I'm sure this is true for every state in the Union except Indiana. Ours are some of the worst (that's with federal funding)! No Chavez = good thing! Happy 4th!

redneck preacher said...

Welcome home.
Another reason to thank GOD for the USA is that with all our problems we are still sending more missionaries than any other country. Missionaries who are willing to do whatever God wants them to do. The Nate Saints of the world are not gone they are still doing HIS work.
Even at our small Baptist church I get 3 calls per week for missionaries on deputation.
HTOITA

Bar Kochba said...

G-d bless America! I love the US!

Daughter of the King said...

IT is nice seeing things through YOUR eyes....
Deby
ENJOY !!!!! Welcome HOME.....knowing full well that we are just pilgrims here...and waiting for our Heavenly HOME....

Jungle Mom said...

bar kochba, I just realized you are still in HS!!! I plan to do the tag tonight.

Jungle Mom said...

Liz, OH! I hope you do come. Even if it is just for a visit.

WomanHonorThyself said...

welcome home my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!

Abouna said...

NO BILLBOARDS OF HUGO CHAVEZ!!!! Oh well, guess we can't have everything.

Thank the Lord for small favors.

Happy Fourth ya'll

Baptist Girl said...

Happy 4th of July to all you dear Americans!

Cristina

Glenn Bartley said...

Enjoy your time here, and again - welcome home.

Michael said...

The highways are smooth?
You've never been to Michigan, have you?
The nation's heaviest trucks and lowest road maintenance budgets, combined with harsh winters, make Israeli roads look good.

Caraqueña said...

I sure didn't miss seeing "the mole" all over in the U.S.! And my mom and I enjoyed wearing red!