USA Bucket List

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Right now I am most likely en route to the USA, and will arrive in Florida tomorrow!

When you live overseas, making a trip back to the grand ol' USA is a treat.

You appreciate things that you never thought twice about before, and you miss things that you wouldn't expect. 

Here is what I am looking forward to the most during our trip to Florida! 


OMG I miss Chick-fil-a. Words just can't describe. Every time I go back home I eat there as often as possible. I hope baby boy enjoys the taste of his first chicken biscuit! 

Shopping at the Mall of Millenia

If you are from the central Florida area, then you know what I'm talking about. 
This is one of my favorite malls, and I can hear Pottery Barn Kids calling my name from way over here.

Getting a Pedicure

Pedicures aren't as popular over in Italy as they are in the USA. To get one you are going to pay a hefty price, and all they really do is put your feet in a bucket and paint your toes. 
Not exactly the process we are used to in the States. 
My mom has agreed to post-pone her monthly pedi and wait for me. After hours upon hours of flying, it will feel amazing to have someone rub my feet.
Not to mention how awful my current situation looks... It's always sandal season in Florida people. 

Burger-Fi on Park Ave

Sorry for another central Florida references, but I can't help myself.
Burger-Fi is this awesome burger joint that they recently opened at Park Avenue in Winter Park. Just thinking about their burgers is making me hungry... Shopping on Park Avenue is always fun, especially because they have a Lilly Pulitzer store. I'm not attempting to fit into any of their clothes right now, but it's always fun to look. If I was having a little girl, going into this shop would surely be problematic. 

Watching my Seminoles!

(At a game last year in Doak stadium)

If anyone reading is an FSU fan, then you know why I am especially stoked to be able to watch FSU play a few games this year! Every now and then we can catch a game over here if it's airing on ESPN and starting early back in the States, but the majority of the time it just doesn't work.
There's nothing like sitting at my parent's house in Florida cheering on my Noles (except being in Tallahassee to cheer them on in person, but maybe next year).

Is there anything in particular that you miss about your hometown? 

What do you think you'd miss the most if you were an expat living outside of the US?


  1. I would definitely be missing Chick-Fil-A!

  2. Yay! So glad you're going to be back in the Eastern time zone! Can't wait to hear about your trip!