We're back in Shanghai and slowly recovering from our trip home. We had an absolutely wonderful trip, but it seems that no matter how long our time at home is, it always feels like a complete whirlwind. We had our share of travel snafus this time around ... from Jason nearly getting left in Shanghai (we didn't take his expired passport to the airport which has his Chinese visa in it!) ... to having to purchase a new set of domestic tickets and leave Spokane a day earlier than planned to catch our Shanghai bound flight back ... and everything in between (yes, we even got to experience the 'naked' scanners first hand, well Jason did anyhow). We were so so happy to be able to be home with family again this year and even if the time went by too quickly, we're just glad to be part of the fun. I have a few pictures to post, but they will have to wait for another day. In the meantime, here's one out my parents backdoor (the only day that the skies cleared while were were there) and one of an adorable fence in Spokane. Happy New Year!
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How we got here ... with a couple babies!
We first met on July 7, 2006. We'd both quit our jobs and gotten rid of nearly all our possessions. We had joined the Peace Corps and were heading to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. We thought we were prepared for whatever lay ahead ... neither of us had a clue.
Just over 10 months after we first met, we were MARRIED! Since then our adventures have included:
- a year in New York City, living in a Harlem brownstone apartment - going off-the-grid & into a tent-cabin on tiny Angaur island in Palau - living with a bunch of teenagers in Shanghai, China while working as dormitory parents
- off-the-grid again & into a barn on 400 forested acres in Vermont
- at the base of volcanos in beautiful Panajachel, Guatemala
And now ... on the hunt for a new career, we find ourselves in IDAHO!
We love to experience this great big world and hope you will join us for the journey!