Sunday, October 08, 2006

Supersize me


My parents have just spent a couple of weeks in the United States. Not visiting us, sad to say, but travelling to interesting places such as the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Pike's Peak. (Oh, and Wyoming which they dismissed as 'boring - avoid it at all costs!') My mother wanted to know why I hadn't warned her what she would get if she ordered ribs. She claimed the plate of food was so large it arrived in a pantechnicon. OK, so she has a tendency to exagerate, but her point was that she still finds American portion sizes overly large. She complained that she put on a significant amount of weight in the short time she was here. Hmm - I guess despite thinking the portions were too large, she indulged anyway?

1 comment:

Jude said...

Even though much of Wyoming is awful, parts of it are astonishingly beautiful--e.g. Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Texas is more or less the same--much of it is awful, but parts, such as Big Bend National Park, are beautiful.

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