USA Tour 2023

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Next up was a road trip throughout the Southeast USA to visit family. We love a good road trip, and love seeing America’s wide-open spaces. Everything is bigger here, from refrigerators to highways, and definitely trucks.

Cows in a field during trip home to USA
Views in North Georgia

Our last stop was Rob’s hometown, and where we first met, Atlanta. We wrapped up our visit home seeing longtime friends who are like family. Every day of our trip home, the weather was pleasantly warm, in the 70’s, and sunny, so much sunshine! We soaked it in, to keep against all the rainy days back in Germany.

We ate foods we’ve been missing, and they were all as good as, or better, than we remembered.

Overall, our fresh impressions of the United States, at least for the areas we visited:

  • Everything is so bright, open, and airy
  • Friendly people!
  • So many people
  • So much diversity
  • Air conditioning!
  • So many cars
  • Large trucks!
  • Slower driving speeds
  • Semis using the middle and left lanes
  • Huge elevators and rooms in hotels
  • Wide open spaces!

While there never seems to be enough time to see everyone we want to see, we appreciate the time we had to see as many people as we could. Now, back to Germany, and back to work. Our vacation to the USA was energizing, it was good for our hearts and our minds.

We have been fortunate to create and keep friendships through the years from across the USA. Thank you to everyone for making the visit so memorable.

Rob and Barbara in Tennessee


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6 responses to “USA Tour 2023”

  1. Vance Avatar

    We are expats as well, living in the UK (I am also from the Southeast). Thanks for sharing — love the pics! (Especially the food)

    1. Barbara Skinner Avatar

      Hi Vance, thanks! And isn’t it great to get back home for a visit?!

  2. Meredith Price Avatar
    Meredith Price

    So much peanut butter, so many donuts!! 😀

    1. Barbara Skinner Avatar

      Yesssss! 🙂

  3. the hot goddess Avatar

    Ahh, I will be making a trip back to the US just short of my one-year anniversary of moving to Portugal. I’m anticipating some reverse culture shock. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Barbara Skinner Avatar

      Fabulous, I can’t wait to hear about your trip home for a visit!

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