Welcome to Fort Collins

So we flew out last Saturday, spent 24 hours awake due to a flight delay and the time difference (we are currently on mountain time so 6 hours behind England) and looked rather a mess.

Lelfie (Lift selfie)
Lelfie (Lift selfie)

AND NOW WE’RE IN ‘MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fortunately for our tired and jet lagged selves, we have been staying with an English couple – Rosemary and Chris – who live out here in the pretty part of Fort Collins called Old Town. I think we have won them over by bringing English delicacies not available in the US (Bovril and Cadburys chocolate) but the favour has more than been returned with how we have been looked after.

As I write this, we are having breakfast and about to go out and sign the lease on our NEW APARTMENT (pictures coming in a post soon). We have also already in our first three days accomplished – in order: some sleep, getting a social security number, getting US bank accounts, getting a US phone number, exploring, learning to drive an automatic (ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD?!….) and going out to celebrate at one of the best Pizza places in Fort Collins.

Celebrate good times, come on, it's a celebration.
Celebrate good times, come on, it’s a celebration.

Notice that I am drinking a local craft beer called Fat Tyre which is a little bit like a cross between old speckled hen and Newcastle brown – but much more tasty.

More to follow

Rob and Cat xx

4 thoughts on “Welcome to Fort Collins

  1. We need photos of your new apartment – are you about to buy furniture – are you allowed to decorate, does it come with any kitchen furniture? What do they have that isn’t common over here – walk in fridge etc. So much to know. Glad to know that you are having fun though and thanks for the phone calls – it puts my mind at rest.

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  2. Glad to hear that you have arrived safely. Looking forward to following your adventures! Keep driving on the wrong side and you should be ok. Love Auntie Claire xx

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