We escaped the summer without one single airline catastrophe! I think that is pretty darn good considering we flew twenty two, yes, TWENTY TWO legs on United Airlines this summer. The Denver airport was becoming our home away from home. Even before we began our summer adventure, Bill and I were already discussing the need for a “home base” next year, We thank all our family for being so giving of their homes and putting up with us. It’s was a logistical nightmare trying to bring luggage across the country for each two week visit. Do we leave the huge suitcase with Bill in Phoenix? Will Emily need two suitcases, one for rowing camp and one for the college tour? Will Kathy need an extra for all the crap she bought to bring back? All would be YES!!!! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to slip right back into the normalcy of american living. Being with family, reuniting with old friends, and meeting nieces and nephews for the first time, were the much needed antidote for my longing to be home.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel once we landed back in Singapore. I’m happy to report that it was pretty seamless. What a difference a year makes. Last year I was gagging from the smells of the hawker center and this year I know exactly what to order. I’m still surprised daily by people and situations here in Singapore, but now am gaining more of an understanding as to why. The kids have gotten back into their routines and friend groups which makes us all happy. Bill is traveling a bit less this year. YAY! As I write this he is heading to Dubai for the week, but at least its not the US.
We hope everyone is doing well and remember you are always welcome to come visit us here, one degree north!