I say it all the time, but for being a country I wouldn’t consider very different from America, Australia is still VERY different. One big difference I wanted to introduce Pat to while in the Midwest was shopping at giant warehouse style stores, like Super Walmart!
Can you believe Walmart doesn’t exist Down Under? Sure, there are Targets and K-marts, but there aren’t any of the Super Walmarts that give the shopper one location to get basically anything and everything under the sun from groceries to pharmaceuticals and electronics.
So, I took Pat to my local.
It is safe to say we spent way too much time in the store, looking at just about everything, and wishing we could take these prices back to Australia. I mean, it’s crazy! A 24-can pack of soda costs $6 in America, while that would easily run $20 in Australia! How?! It’s just soda?!
Then, there are the interesting finds like the freezer sections filled with Mexican food. *drools*
Oh, and let’s not forget the things that just seem strange to Pat, like flapjacks and sausage on a stick.
Super Walmart is something I consider essential America because it shows how we like it big, cheap and convenient. It’s like the motto of our entire trip in the USA.