But the up-side is how many passers-by.......is that a word?........we get to meet while we are here.
The most logical meeting place is TGI Friday's- 1. Because it's in a central location that all of us Americans can recognize, 2. Because the menu is in English, and 3. Because there is free high speed internet.
We also have met people at the Ukrainian restaurant right across the street from TGIF. It is a buffet style, and no need to read the menu, you just point to what you want and they serve it to you on your tray as you pass by.
So who have we met? Let's see. I already mentioned meeting the Embergs (who we got to spend quite a bit of time with and are making plans to move to the same city together so we can be neighbors- isn't that what we agreed on Eric and Tammy?)....
Also, we met the Sanchez', the Thibaults, the Lorraines, the McDonalds, and Joanne (can't remember her last name), who was here with her friend on a mission trip.
We have met friends of the Dickinsons, the Redmans, who happen to be from our home state and are here to adopt a 10 year old boy. That was fun, talking about the culture shock of, "We ain't in Oklahoma anymore!"
So if anyone is coming through, look us up! But if you don't mind, can we eat somewhere other than TGIF? :)