What did you miss most?

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    Aug 25, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    I am finally flying home in a few more days! I have spent longer periods of time away/overseas, but this time I am more excited than I can ever remember. I can't wait to get back to all the comforts of home; eating home cooked meals, not being confined to one room living quarters, being able to enjoy my yard (with Green GRASS!) and not be inside of Concrete barriers. I miss spending time with my family who are like my best friends, and my many awesome friends that I have known forever. I dream about being out on the river again and enjoying the outdoors, listening to live music while my friends play on a small stage. Most of all I miss my dog, Sadeki. I can't imagine having kids and doing what I do. Out of everything, every time I think of her face and wagging tale and how she responds to me when I talk to her, as if she knows exactly what I am saying, I get a big smile on my face.

    For those of you that have spent long periods away from home, what did you miss the most?
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    nothing .
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    Spent some time in Northern Virginia many years ago. The thing I missed the most.. seeing ethnic people. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
    This summer I was in Bosnia and what I missed about the USA is:

    Dunking donuts
    Burger King
    large drink sizes not cheap pussy ones
    friendly people(for the most part)
    lack of hills and mountains(i know some parts have them)
    generally non retarded political situation. Over there on a box of ciggs it says "pusenje ubija" three times. It means "smoking kills" and the exact same thing is written three times to represent "bosnian, serbian and croatian". They pretend one language is three different ones.
    It was the stupidest thing I ever saw in my whole life.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    For much of my life (especially until college) we traveled so much and I often missed regular school (had a tutor with us) and I missed being home with my neighborhood buddies. I sat on planes doing my school work and sometimes secretly wishing I was home just doing normal things like riding my bike, listening to records & tapes and even simple things like just getting a Slurpee at 7/11 (a convenience store). I was not always so happy to always have to be dressed up, on my best manners, meeting people and shaking hands. I guess we all want what we don't have.

    As an adult, when we travel, I miss my dog(s) so much it hurts. It's so great getting home to them and giving them big hugs and getting sloppy kisses from them.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:37 AM GMT
    drjon2ko saidFor those of you that have spent long periods away from home, what did you miss the most?
    Although I was raised on a farm, just outside a rural town in Arkansas, I consider Miami my home.

    There's absolutely nothing I miss about Arkansas or my childhood family.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:39 AM GMT
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    drjon2ko saidFor those of you that have spent long periods away from home, what did you miss the most?
    Although I was raised on a farm, just outside a rural town in Arkansas, I consider Miami my home.

    There's absolutely nothing I miss about Arkansas or my childhood family.
    Ahh. That's where your accent is from. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    After reading the details of your opening post, I’d say you are truly home sick…
    I used to be away at boarding school for a month or two at a time before I went home so I’ll say I truly, truly know how you feel…
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    Aug 25, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    my first lover.
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    Aug 25, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    paulflexes said
    drjon2ko saidFor those of you that have spent long periods away from home, what did you miss the most?
    Although I was raised on a farm, just outside a rural town in Arkansas, I consider Miami my home.

    There's absolutely nothing I miss about Arkansas or my childhood family.
    Ahh. That's where your accent is from. icon_biggrin.gif
    I ain't gots no accent. Y'all city folks is tha wunz with tha accent. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    Besides many of the things you mentioned....MY BED!
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Impossible for me to prioritize, but the very first thing I did want when I arrived in New York City after 2 year of living in Germany, was a New York pizza cut into pie slices that I could eat with my fingers in public.

    Would you believe those silly Germans (and I did love my time living with them) eat their pizza with a knife & fork, and frown at you if you pick it up with your hands in a restaurant? Nor is it brought to you pie-sliced, or even square cut sometimes, that's your job at the table. And I never did find a pizza that was as good as you get in NYC.
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    I miss the naturalistic nature of where I come from. No natural disaster. No extreme whether conditions. I love being able to go out and pick up fresh foods for my parents to cook. I miss my good buddies. Did I mention the great foods.
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    Would you believe those silly Germans (and I did love my time living with them) eat their pizza with a knife & fork, and frown at you if you pick it up with your hands in a restaurant? Nor is it brought to you pie-sliced, or even square cut sometimes, that's your job at the table. And I never did find a pizza that was as good as you get in NYC.


    I quickly learned this my first visit to Germany. One of my friends said some places would go as far as to kick you out for eating pizza with your hands. It was ok, but there is nothing like food back home. I also found the lack of chicken at restaurants disappointing. I am still not sure if that was just my experience, or if they really do not serve much chicken there...
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Family .