When a person moves to a different state,
they don't expect it to be different.
Ok, maybe you realize the terrain and industry is different,
but not the language, as in, the terminology used.
The accents were strong,
and people kept saying we had an accent LOL!
CRAZY-we don't have an accent!
But, we did-and apparently still do.
We also talk VERY, VERY fast!
The first indication of this was when a lady
asked me to repeat myself because
I was talking so fast she didn't catch what I said.
We were amazed- there were still
video stores in existence!
Many of them- in all parts of town!
You would think that all Walmarts are the same.
In North Dakota they are laid out
completely different from Washington.
Pair that with different brands of pretty much everything!!
Pickles-oh how I miss Nalley's pickles
Chili-you guessed-no Nalley's Chili
Tortilla shells I had never seen
Tomatoes from foreign countries-
there is NOTHING on
this earth that compares to a tomato from California!
Grapes-sour-yuck-again bring me Cali grapes
Apples-well, they were from Washington-however,
they were bruised, beat up and not at all shiny and yummy~
Apparently, traveling four states does a real number on apples!
Milk was $7 a gallon
Cottage Cheese was some brand I hadn't heard of and it was AWFUL
One kind of refried beans-they tasted like dirt
My first trip to the WalMart grocery store was overwhelming!
I stood in every aisle not knowing what to buy,
what would taste good, and feeling like
I was in a totally different country!
My normal shopping trip for a haul this size is 45 minutes-
this trip took me TWO HOURS!
I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry-
turns out I cried all the way home!
I don't think I will ever forget the boys' faces when
they saw all the different brands
-Luke was horrified!
-Nick was somewhere in between,
not sure how this was going to go...