OK, not the mainland US, but Guam. But it's a US territory.
Come New Year holidays, the A-listers go to Hawaii. The B-listers go to Guam. So if the Pumpkin Clan heads for Guam for some fun in the sun in mid-February, what does that make us?
We went to the mall,
ate at the food court,
went swimming in the pool,
rented a car and drove around the island,
stopping at a store to buy juice.
Which is, when you think about it, is exactly what we do on weekends in Pumpkin City. We probably should have stayed at home :P
While driving around, we found this obelisk, which stood on a small bay.
Check out this inscription.
"Magellan landed here. Or it might have been on the other side of that river. Or closer to the elementary school up there, since the coastline looked a bit different in the 16th century. Anyway, it was near this place. And the island was never the same."
I have always maintained that a simple approximation is often more useful than a complicated accuracy.