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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!
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  • v CARLA-216
    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!
    1253 days ago
  • v LYNSEY723
    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!! :)
    1253 days ago
  • v MAGGIE805
    Sounds like fun! Yes, Ross is pretty amazing. I could into a lot of trouble there ;)
    1253 days ago
  • v HEAT7918
    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!!
    1253 days ago
  • v MARINEMAMA
    Sounds like you are having such fun! emoticon
    1253 days ago
  • v APED7969
    The shopping is great isn't it?! :-) Glad to hear you're having so much fun!
    1254 days ago
  • v LIVEDAILY
    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??
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    I'm teasing!! That's great that you found bargains!! Ross is known for that. My sister always finds treasures there!!
    1254 days ago
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