A few observations on our trip here. As expected, it was great seeing family. There were a couple of things I did not expect to like so much. The biggest is the courtesy people show each other in stores, while driving, and just in general. I always forget it until I am in the environment. It is really nice to not worry about someone pushing or cutting in line or driving you off the road. I also forget about the roads, how the medians are so beautiful and the roads well maintained.
The other striking thing is just how fat we are as a people. Every time I return home I am shocked.