Welcome, unfortunately from a short-timer. We'll be selling our '02 Georgetown 32' Class A in a couple of months.
DW and I are ex-pats from the UK. We emigrated in 1968 and have lived all but three years in Washington State. I worked for Boeing fro 30 years and made many trips to Germany when working with DLH.
When you get to the US, I'd strongly recommend a visit to the Northwest as soon as you can manage it. The scenery around here is very reminiscent of Germany and Switzerland, high mountains with snow-capped volcanoes, lots of islands, lots of coastline, much of it like Scandinavia.
The drawback is how far it is from the East Coast. When I was at Boeing, I dealt with an airline based in Bahrain. Their Chief Engineer was visiting us for a technical meeting. He got a fax from his boss that said "While you're over there, nip across toe New York and talk to TWA about leasing another Tri-Star". He replied "why don't you nip across to New York - you're nearer than I am." NY to WA is just over 3000 miles.
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and ex-RVers.