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Still in the USA

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hi all, just a quick check in. I'm alive and well. Since we last talked I have been to
- San Diego, California (met San Diego John, he is such an awesome and fun guy!)
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Sedona, Arizona (off road jeep riding, so fun!)
- Grand Canyon
- Las Vegas, Nevada

And now I am sitting in LAX waiting for my friends flight to arrive from London. I have been in the USA for 2 weeks now, and I have another 5 days left. I have had the most amazing times and seen amazing things. Vegas was so, so fun, I danced until 4am 2 days in a row. I loved it and didn't want to leave! I would go there again in a heart beat. The grand canyon was amazing, I did a helicopter flight over the canyon and it was indescribable. I feel so lucky that I am able to do this trip and to see and do so much!

I have done so much shopping that it isn't even funny. Clothes and shoes here are so cheap, and then I discovered Ross (OMG Ross!) and I just went a little mental. $15 Calvin Klein pants, nuff said. I got a pair of sketchers shoes for $30, and they are $130 in NZ! I ended up buying a carry on bag, and it is full of nothing but new clothes, and my suitcase is full. I will never need to clothes shop again!

A quick weight update: my clothes still fit fine, but I'm feeling a little flabby, probably from a lack of ST. I'm getting plenty of exercise with all the walking (and dancing) I'm doing, but ST is missing in a big way. I was weighed for the helicopter flight and I was 146lb fully dressed, so 143lb without clothes etc (approx). All scales are of course different, but since that is less that what I weighed when I got here I think that I have probably maintained my weight since being here.

So that's what I have been up to. Will try and upload a photo blog right after i post this just in case anyone is interested in seeing pictures of me in different locations.

I miss SP, will be back to it in a week!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARLA-216 1/24/2013 1:44PM

    It all sounds so very awesome and fun! Too funny about the clothes shopping. Hey, why not if it will save you so much money in the end!

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LYNSEY723 1/24/2013 11:32AM

    I am so thrilled you are enjoying your trip so much! I am still so sad that I was sick while you were in town.... I will have to come out and see you sometime!! :)

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MAGGIE805 1/24/2013 9:42AM

    Sounds like fun! Yes, Ross is pretty amazing. I could into a lot of trouble there ;)

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HEAT7918 1/24/2013 6:13AM

    What an amazing trip!

I love Vegas too (& dancing until 4am!) - I will be going there in April.

The United States needs to offer more vacation / holiday time!!

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MARINEMAMA 1/24/2013 5:10AM

    Sounds like you are having such fun! emoticon

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APED7969 1/24/2013 2:24AM

    The shopping is great isn't it?! :-) Glad to hear you're having so much fun!

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LIVEDAILY 1/23/2013 10:33PM

    You've probably seen more of the West Coast than most Americans will see in their lifetimes!
I'm glad you got to see it! I'm glad you are having a grand time!! ANY time an opportunity like this presents itself, you should go for it! Life's too short. What are you going to do the last 5 days? Buy more clothes??
I'm teasing!! That's great that you found bargains!! Ross is known for that. My sister always finds treasures there!!

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