The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 9, March 17th

This was going to be our last day at the Sheraton, so I took a picture of where we ate breakfast each morning. We were always the only ones to sit inside, while everyone else sat outside. Brent said everyone else knew we were Americans because of it. (It was hot!) I guess others are just used to it and it doesn't bother them.Here was the buffet. I wished I had gotten pictures of more of it, because there was 3 times as much as you see in this picture.
This was on the way to the airport. Brent's dad said that there is no weight limit on trucks over there, so they just pile things up as much as they can. Kind of scary!
This was the plane we took to Jakarta. We watched it land and then we walked out to get on it.
Fixing to leave

An island
Well, we knew we were getting close to Jakarta because of all the smog.
Getting ready to land.

At the domestic terminal, where we got stared at like we were aliens.
This was the McDonalds that Brent and his brother stood in line for hours when it first opened back in the 90s. He said it was worth it. Also in that complex is the Chili's we ate at.
Some sites while driving through Jakarta.

This was looking out our hotel window.
And for a little late night snack:
I used to love Pepsi Blue, but they don't make it in the U.S. It didn't taste exactly like it did when they made it here, but then again, none of the soft drinks taste the same. They all are a little flat and not as sweet, supposedly so that they are easy to drink, even if they are not cold, because not very many people have access to refrigeration. The KitKat was from New Zealand and tasted a little different too, but I didn't care. I enjoyed every crumb and drop of them!

1 comment:

Melissa Lester said...

I'm so glad you got to make this trip. I'm sure it gave you a lot of insight into Brett's growing up and his family's work. It looks like it was an amazing trip!