Today was our first day in the US – the state of Maryland to be exact. I was feeling pretty good though I did wake up at 4am trying to work out where I was! Sarah and I decided to walk down and find a starbucks, easier said than done as we ended up walking on the wrong side of the road as we couldn’t work out how to use the crossing! My first 3 dollars was spent on a Cherry limeade – which tasted like sweets! Then Tania picked us up and took us into Frederick. Now Frederick is the epitome of a quaint US town. It’s history is filled with Civil War memories and even some of the houses still celebrate it! What was also pretty interesting was the amount of signs for different Mayoral candidates! As we hadn’t eaten anything by this point, we thought we would try out a place renowned in Frederick, Brewers Alley. And I had the best burger which included these odd fried onions that looked like thin chips. Needless to say I was full – though we did find room for some chocolates! We followed the river down to a park and relaxed/sunbathed for me! What I learnt from Frederick though was that the green man on the crossing is white over here – and it isn’t appropriate to shout “white man” when crossing… doesn’t have the same ring as “green man!”. After enjoying Frederick we met Tania and went out for dinner at an American Diner – sorry to disappoint but there were no rollerskating waitresses! We even managed to sort Sarah out with a drink even though she isn’t 21! And the portions were huge!! I ended up bringing home a box which I am proceeding to eat now! Luckily I am off to Yoga this morning to work it all off!