From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

Thanks for checking us out!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Going Away Party

Today we were given 2 going away parties. The first one was held at the country club and was a family only affair. Many thanks to Kathy for putting together all of this. The service at the cc was wonderful and we were able to say our goodbyes.

The evening going away party included some family but also some friends that graciously attended. A huge thanks again to Gary and Kathy, Charles and Jewel, and Mark and Kathy for setting up, taking down, cooking, catering, and just being wonderful. All of the goodbyes are beginning to set in now, but we are trying to hold strong.

Funny story. Jamie and I purchased 2 webcams so our parents could use them with Skype. We walked out of Staples and called Jamie's mom who was so excited because she had just purchased one about an hour before. We made a U-turn in the parking lot and returned it withing about 2 minutes. Today we find out my dad has already purchased one too. Good news, both of their cameras are better than the ones be bought them.

Jamie and I will be spending our last few days spending time with close family. My goal is to play a couple of rounds of golf. We have some last minute packing to do and we need to go ahead and ship some of our boxes.

We found out that we will in fact have a van picking us up at the airport in Hong Kong. This is a huge relief as we would have had to carry all of our luggage onto the ferry. Of course, we'd manage, but this will be so much easier.

I did not take any pictures of the parties, but I know that some did. I will get those pictures and upload them onto an album. You'll find it at the bottom soon. Thanks for those reading this.

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