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.

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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, June 5, 2009

One Week Remaining

We are just winding things down. We had our end of the year party last night at Gaucho's, our favorite Brazilian style BBQ restaurant. Jamie and I are packing up some of the apartment this weekend. Not much to do really. We haven't really accumulated a bunch of stuff for obvious reasons, but we'll have to have everything ready to go so they can move us to our new apartment over the summer. Our AYI will help; and she'll be taking care of Griffey.

In exactly 7 days and a few hours, we'll be boarding for our flight to go home for the summer. This week at school is like typical last weeks of school around the world - the kids really don't do anything. Our textbooks were due yesterday and the grades were due a week ago. Student/faculty volleyball and kickball games are scheduled which should be fun, and Jamie and I are taking our students down to to SeaWorld for a morning.

We'll be dining with some friends we've met but who are leaving, and boxing up some of the things in our classrooms for moving to a new room next year. Jamie is teaching science and will have a rather large room in the main campus. My room is right across from hers and is a decent size but has a small view of the mountain here in Shekou at least.

We are ready to come home and see family and friends. Anyone reading this, be sure to email me if you want to grab lunch or something. Here is our schedule. I'll keep it posted, so you'll know...

Here is our summer schedule once we leave Hong Kong on June 13:

June 13 - arrive late at night to Atlanta

June 14 - June 16 = Cartersville

June 17 - June 26 = Panama City Beach

June 27 - July 2 = South Georgia

July 3 - July 12 - Calhoun (We'll drive down on the 5th for Granny's birthday, then back to TN)

July 13 - July 19 - Cartersville

July 20 - Leave Atlanta for Hong Kong (Mom, Dad, and Niece are with us)

July 21 - August 6 - touring China

August 7 - August 21 - touring Philippines (just me and Jamie)

August 24 - We report for pre-planning

August 27 - 1st day of school

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