Daniel’s Trip Home

2013年 5月 21日
作者: Daniel Johnson

ダニエル先生は ゴールデンウィークを利用して、ほぼ2年ぶりにアメリカに帰省しました。 再会を首を長くして待ちわびていたご家族からの歓迎を受け、1週間という短い間でしたが、とても有意義な時間を過ごした様です。

During Golden Week I returned to Ohio for the first time in almost two years. Thankfully, unlike my flight over here, all of my flights went very smoothly. This was what worried me most because I only had about a week home and I didn’t want to waste a day because of flight delays.

mus064danielstriphome-0002The first thing I did when I touched down was hug my mother. She always missed me terribly when I called her on Skype so she had been waiting for me anxiously. My father gave me a strong handshake and said, “Welcome home, son.” He hadn’t changed much. We then went home to my house and ordered my favorite local pizza. Being in my home brought back many memories and like my father, it hadn’t changed much.

mus064danielstriphome-0001The next five days went by in a flash. It seemed like I was always saying, “Hello! Long time no see!” I also ate many of my favorite foods from America, including Biscuits and Gravy. It is a dish usually reserved for breakfast but I could eat it anytime. The gravy is made by mixing flour and milk into leftover grease from frying sausage. It is then poured on biscuits. It doesn’t sound too appetizing but it is great with scrambled eggs and a tall glass of milk.

mus064danielstriphome-0003I also met many of my friends that I hadn’t seen in a longtime. Some I hadn’t seen in three or four years and some even had children. Most of my time I spent with a family of three brothers and a sister who are like my second family. They took me to a few of my favorite restaurants and we also had a barbeque outside. It was almost like old times.

My trip had to end sometime though. It felt like I had just said, “Hello” when I had to say “Goodbye.” Just before going through security at the airport my mother started to cry. I knew it was coming but it always breaks my heart but there was nothing I could do. I gave my mom a hug, my dad a handshake and headed home.

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson について

米国オハイオ州出身。オハイオ州立大学卒業。ライト外語スクール勤務。英語講師。日本語も学び名古屋の中部大学に留学経験あり。日本文化に関心が高く、特に剣道は2段の腕前で さらに上段を目指している。