First impressions on being back in the USA after a year in ET: oh my god the cars are freaking HUGE here! You know those Land Cruisers that look so big in Addis? Pah! Nothing compared to the enormous, egregious behemoths that clog the streets here: Suburbans, Excursions, Escalades. OMG they're everywhere, each as big as a shipping container, each with its V-8 petrol engine, each one carrying one person.
First restaurant in the DTW airport: Starbucks for a tripple grande soy latte (135 degrees please) with two packets of the yellow stuff. First home-made meal? Veggie burgers on super-heavy whole wheat bread, Heinz ketchup, washed down with Silk brand vanilla soy milk. Oh, and water right out of the tap.