Friday, July 10, 2009

Florida vs. California

It's hard to believe that we've been in California for six months now. Jonathan did a comparison similar to this when he mentioned things that we don't have out here. What I want to do is address things that I miss and things that I don't. This list I kinda thought of while we were in Florida for the weekend back in March, and while I was half-living there in April.

Food-wise... although I LOOOOOVE having all the ethnic food we could dream of out here, I still miss Chick-Fil-A, Tropical Smoothie, and Publix Boar's Head subs. And I miss going to Steak n Shake after a fun night of partying, instead of a Chinese restaurant. I'm going to miss dim sum (a cuisine that you're hard-pressed to find in FL), so we'll have to seek out a Chinatown near us in PA! I'm going to miss In'n'Out Burger and Jack in the Box, but am glad that Chick-Fil-A is going to be back in my life. We'll also get Cracker Barrel back.

I miss driving. As I've mentioned before, I don't get to do it out here, since the rental car is strictly for Lockheed employees. I became incredibly familiar with using our GPS, tho, so it wasn't a total loss. We're planning on my ability to drive once we're in PA, so it'll likely become part of my life again within a month.

I don't miss the humidity. Honestly, as we got off the plane into MCO, as soon as we set foot in the airport, I could smell the humidity in the air. And it grossed me out - the air was just thick with water. Yeah, I'll pass. Humidity is on the rise again, but you can't have it all!

In FL, as I scan through the stations, country songs come on. Here, that doesn't happen. I don't miss country music. It's a blessing not to have to hear whiny voices talk about failed relationships and stupid dogs.

Rain. It has only rained about five or six times in the past six months. And when it does rain, people freak out (as in, drizzling kept people away from church). I can take it or leave it (after living through several monsoon occasions in Tallahassee and a multitude of tropical storms and hurricanes in PSL, I've had plenty of rain in my life), but Jonathan misses it.

1 comment:

  1. oh, and bugs! CA didn't really have mosquitoes, but FL is full of them. I didn't miss them one bit!