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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Friday, July 18, 2008


Jamie and I have spent this past week packing. We sent 12 bags of clothes to the Salvation Army and have divided up the rest between clothes we are taking with us on the plane and clothes we are shipping. In case you wanted to know, it costs about $4.50 per pound to ship a package from Cartersville, GA to China. Needless to say, we are trying to ship as few boxes as possible and make them as light as possible. A positive note is that United Airlines allows to bags to be carried on and 2 bags to be checked. Griffey will be staying with my parents for a few months while Cloey will be staying with Jamie's parents. We hope to send for them around October. Airlines do not allow pets to be shipped with temperatures are over 85 degrees.

Our schedule for the remaining 12 days is quite hectic. We have a cousins birthday party, visit to Tennessee, meeting with a financial adviser, 4 days in South Georgia, a going away party, and finally the last 3 days in the United States of America.

Some good news is that we have purchased some lakefront property in Tennessee on Watts Bar Lake. Sweet deal and we are hoping to use it as an investment. Check it out by searching Grand Vista Bay on Google. As I'm writing this, Google stock is down 49 points. Pretty amazing. We'll see if it bounces back.

Truck is still for sale. I'm asking $10,000 but accepting all offers. You can find pictures in previous posts.

All for now. Hoping to have another Chinese lesson for you soon. Time running out...

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