So we have officially arrived in the USA! The flights themselves were lovely, Qatar business class was comfortable modern and luxurious, the service amazing and to be honest I slept most of the trip. Our trip through USA immigration and customs was long but uneventful so overall a successful beginning.
That is why I am quite surprised that jetlag has hit me so very hard! I actually woke up feeling fuzzy and queasy and really just want to spend the day in bed not driving to Houston with a stop at the outlet malls to buy Ben some clothes!
Now that in itself is a story, Usually I pack for Ben but this this trip he promised me “I got this Peta”. Moving onto today and suddenly two pairs of shorts and a few T-shirt’s won’t cut it so off to the outlet malls we go… do I think this was his plan all along? Maybe?
But before we talk about the mall let’s talk about the drive. Dallas to Houston … approx 4 hrs and the roads are not great. The freeways are horrendous full of potholes and damaged concrete. It’s a white knuckle experience where the speed limit is 120km / 75mph but everyone seems to be doing double that and on top of it all if your not driving a truck the size on a small semi trailer you have to be prepared to get out of the way quickly because they will run you down.
Now for the good part … shopping. The Premium outlet mall is located on the way to Houston so it was nice to have a bit of a stop. Australian outlet malls have nothing on this place where designer men’s T-shirt’s are under $20 and Ben purchased 4 pairs of Hurley shorts for $120. My biggest purchase of the day was $140 for a pair of Escada heels … ok so maybe I bought 2 and Ben purchased $700 coach leather duffel bag for 70% off!
By the time we got to the hotel it was 6.30 and after a quick room service dinner and a moment to congratulate ourselves for not falling asleep during the day we crashed! Oh the joys of jetlag!
Tomorrow it’s a traditional southern breakfast and a day trip to NASA so stay tuned!