To occupy myself while on some of my long flights, I reflected on my two weeks in the USA to think about things I've gotten used to in Germany and things that I will always miss about life in the US. Although, after walking with my groceries in torrential rain this week while my umbrella continuously turned inside out, I think I might have something to add to the list of things I'll miss. However, upon further thinking, I think part of it is the difference between life in a urban city and life in the burbs/smaller town/city instead of what country I live in. That whole "parking your car in front of the grocery store" thing sure is nice! I'm sure people in NYC have to carry their groceries in crappy weather too!