Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pittsburgh from an African Perspective = Green and Friendly~!

Hi to you all beautiful people, I am just going to tell you a little more about my experiences in Pittsburgh, the green city.

I am now three days in Pittsburgh which is very nice.  I have done a lot of interesting things.

Day 1 Friday(11/06/10)

When we got to Atlanta airport it was very scary for me as I was told that people/consultants at the airport are not friendly at all, so I got there ready for the treatment.  Unexpectedly we were helped by the most wonderful consultant who looks just like WILL SMITH....very friendly indeed. Our day got a little spoilt when we went to get our luggage.  We found out that Tipsy's(Lucky)wasn't there so we waited for the next flight hoping to find it.   But it was just not there.


We went through customs, got some CANDIES(SWEETS) from the security guard at the airport and waited for our connecting flight to Pittsburgh, the flight was delayed so we had to wait a little longer but it finally came and that wasn't such a long one like first one from Johannesburg. 

When we get to Pittsburgh Dana, Lori's family, Betsy and her husband and Des were all waiting for us with all these beautiful gifts (wooden flowers,wild American sunglasses and some colourful pearls).  We all gave each other big hugs and took a lot of pictures. There was only one person missing.  Guess Who?????  Liz my mentor!  That made me so disappointed and sad, I cried a little.  Although it wasn't her fault, I was looking forward to meeting her in person and give her a big hug.

When Liz finally arrived I was so happy and I couldn't believe it.  That was the most unforgettable moment of my what an amazing life to have.

Liz and I are staying at Shannon M's house while in Pittsburgh.  Shannon is a wonderful person, a mother of three lovely children.

That night we had an amazing dinner at Shannon's house I met the LIFE SAVER: Mr Owen!!  A very lovely, smart person indeed.  After dinner it was a good night sleep for me as I was tired from flying.

These are some of the words that I learnt from America
South African Way                       American Way
Tomato sauce                              Ketchup
Permanent marker                      Sharpie
Chips                                              French fries

I personally don't think Pittsburghers get stress or depression at all as they have these  lovely green trees and flowers all over!

Will write more tomorrow okay and by the way Americans drive on the right side of the road while we do the left side.   Isn't that interesting?

I am open to any kind of questions about the trip, so you all know where to get me, right?

Looking forward to answering all your questions.

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