I think its been 5 years since I celebrated my last 4th of July in the States, so in honor of the holiday today, here are 4 things American that I miss after nearly 3 years of living abroad!
1. Target. I usually visit Target within 24 hours of landing in the US every time I go. Sure there are knock-off Targets in other countries, but I have yet to find one that compares! I could spend hours looking in each and every department; I especially love their homeware.
2. S'mores. I never knew how "American" s'mores were until I realized that most people don't know what they are outside the US! For those that don't know, they are best prepared over a campfire; graham cracker-melted marshmallow-Hershey's chocolate bar-sandwiches. Hits the spot.
3. Movie theaters. Ok, its not that where I live there aren't movie theaters, but they just aren't the same! I miss the overly buttery jumbo sized American popcorn, the clarity of the screens, and seeing movies on their actual release date! In the DR it usually takes 4-6 months for movies to arrive..
4. Drive-thru's. How lazy do I sound? Its not that I want to buy fast food on the run every day, but Americans, do you realize how much a Starbucks drive-thru is taken for granted!?! Oh, what I would do to have an iced coffee drive-thru! :)