One thing that immediately stikes you about living in the U.S is that everything is big. And I don’t mean big, but BIG. Apparantly smaller cars are becoming increasingly popular here but we are yet to see much evidence of that. People drive around in big ‘trucks’ (we call them utes). The amazing thing is that most households don’t have just one truck but two or three.
Pictures don’t do some of these monsters justice, but there are some massive trucks and I feel dwarfed when standing next to them.
The stores are huge. We buy most of our household goods from either Costco or Walmart. The Walmart we use is a supercentre and it is huge (apparantly the supercentre’s average 185,000 square feet in size and employ approximately 350 staff).
The supercentre has most stores you will find in an entire shopping mall – Pharmacy, Vision Centre, Hair Salon, Garden Centre, McDonalds and much, much more - all under one roof. It even has a Tyre and Lube Centre.