Some things I've learned in the past year:
- Everyone asks: Alabama or Auburn? We we first moved I got Colin an Auburn shirt, because I liked the navy blue. But that is the only Auburn thing I have purchased. When he picks a football cookie at Edgar's, he always picks the Alabama one. We all have our own Alabama shirts and I think I ended up being drawn to the fact that is has the state on it, just like I enjoy having some Tennessee Titans shirts.
- The best times to go grocery shopping or out to eat? During a college football game. No joke. We ate at a Mexican restaurant when we first moved to Helena. I heard it was really good, but it was completely empty when we got there. Like a ghost town. We thought we made a bad decision and picked somewhere bad. Then we noticed the game on the TV and realized everyone was either at a bar or at home watching.
- People cannot drive here. At first I noticed people go either really fast and put you in danger on the interstate or drive unbelievably slow, which sometimes be equally dangerous! Then I starting seeing people U-turn everywhere. It drives me crazy - do you people pass where you intend to go that much?? And on top of that, I have witnessed people driving down the wrong side of a (divided) street/road on at least two separate occasions.
- Extreme weather. OK, maybe this isn't a norm, but since we've been here we have had an ice storm, flooding, and some extremely hot days. I am looking forward to some cooler fall days (when the bees and wasps go away!!)