Travel Blogs from Saint Charles, United States

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Home at Last, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Home at Last

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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Hello Everyone, Just a quick note to let you know that we made it home last night and Carl was taken directly to the hospital. He is severely dehydrated and definitely has gallstones. He is too weak for surgery at this time so he will be in the ...

Photos, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Photos

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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Here are some photos of the ...

Madison's Room is all ready, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Madison's Room is all ready

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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I've uploaded some pictures of Madison's room. ...

Orientation outline, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Orientation outline

A travel blog entry by krathmell

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ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2012 (subject to change) Basic outline: Friday June 22, 2012 Photos       Health check    Receive orientation packages         Potluck Welcome ...

10 days until departure, St. Charles, United States travel blog

10 days until departure

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

Hi all, Today was an important day in our ongoing paperchase. We both saw the doctor and had our physical forms updated. She filled out the forms, had them notarized, and we were out the door in less than an hour. You have no idea how rare of an ...

Answered Prayer, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Answered Prayer

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

We just received word from Ukraine that our documents are in tact and that no appoinments are being cancelled due to the fire. Our trip will move on as scheduled. Praise God! He heard our prayers. Thanks everyone. Love, Carl and ...

Check out our new blog, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Check out our new blog

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

Come visit our new blog at ...

Summer school, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Summer school

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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I am happy to report that I'm finally finished with summer school. I took my last final on Wednesday. Now I'm just praying that I passed that final. It was in algebra, which is not my best subject. I get a whole week off before Fall semester starts. ...

The End of Our Journey, St. Charles, United States travel blog

The End of Our Journey

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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To everyone who has followed our log, this will be the final entry. The end of our journey has ended in the most tragic possible way. The pain we thought was gall stones turned out to be esophageal cancer. At 1:00 am this morning, Carl passed away. The ...

The complete album of our trip to Ukraine, St. Charles, United States travel blog

The complete album of our trip to Ukraine

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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Here are some pictures of our trip to Ukraine. Enjoy! I will try to add more later. I took over 500 pictures ...

3 weeks and counting, St. Charles, United States travel blog

3 weeks and counting

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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Folks we are 3 weeks and counting until our departure. The journey to find our Madison Rose is quickly approaching and we are nervous and excited at the same time. After 15 months of waiting our dream is about to be realized. There are still horror ...

38 Days!, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

38 Days!

A travel blog entry by krathmell

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I just received an email from the administrator of Cornel (Jilda Manson).  My classroom will be located at the Nan Men Campus and I'll be teaching 5/6 year olds.  The theme for my classroom is Chefs!  I'll be arriving ...

Q-Center, St. James, United States travel blog

Q-Center

A travel blog entry by rutgervd

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My friend Bob was doing a training for the company Accenture, where he works. It's a center where the company sends its employees once a year (if they want) - there is a golf course, pool tables, table-tennis, free food, free drinks and wonderful nature ...

Adoption Update, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Adoption Update

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

Hello everyone, Things are finally starting to move along and we are anxiously awaiting our departure date of November 6th. We bought our plane tickets last week. Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare to embark on this long awaited ...

An update from the Salley's, St. Charles, United States travel blog

An update from the Salley's

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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Twenty years ago today, I married my best friend in the world. As I remember Carl today, I found myself back to this blog to remember our final days together. It has been almost three years since his death yet in ways it seems like only yesterday. ...

Tickets!, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Tickets!

A travel blog entry by krathmell

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Today I got my airline tickets for Taiwan.  I take Flight 581 STL for LAX on Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 9:40. Arrive in Los Angeles at 11:35 AM with a 3 hour layover.  I leave LAX at 3:15pm on Flight 5 and seat 19 B.  From there I have a ...

Departure Day, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Departure Day

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

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Hi Everyone, After 15 long months departure day is finally here. As I type this it is 12:35am and I just finished packing. I have packed and repacked at least four times in the past 24 hours. My plan was to pack light but that hasn't happened. ...

Urgent Prayer Request, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Urgent Prayer Request

A travel blog entry by salley_adoption

We have just been notified that there has been a fire at the National Adoption Center in Ukraine. The cause is arson and it was contained to the office of the Director where all of the important adoption paperwork is kept. This could be devastating to us ...

Visa Receipt!, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Visa Receipt!

A travel blog entry by krathmell

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Today I came home from work to find that I have been approved for my visa to Taiwan!  I'm so excited!  Less than 2 months till I leave. I was so nervous to get my visa.  I had to mail my passport to the TECO (Taiwan Economic Office). ...

St. Louis visit- Kristi's Family, St. Charles, United States travel blog

St. Louis visit- Kristi's Family

A travel blog entry by gringowithdrawl

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... it to St. Charles for Grandma and Grandpa Orf's 60th wedding anniversary celebration Saturday evening.  We stayed in St. Charles for about a week and fit as much in as we could visiting Kristi's relatives including boating on the Mississippi ...

Go Dodger Blue!!!, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Go Dodger Blue!!!

A travel blog entry by damicofamily

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We made it!  All the way to Missouri this morning!  We got to Aunt Pami & Uncle Mark's house around 9:30 - about coffee time for them!   It's so good to see her after 17 years!!  Would you know - they've got 2 big ...

KABOOM!!!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATRINA!, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

KABOOM!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATRINA!

A travel blog entry by damicofamily

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The thunder shook the house and the lightning lit up the room!!  YIKES!  What a way to wake up at 6:15 am!  We told Katrina that God was celebrating her birthday with fireworks.  It DUMPED water for a couple hours.  We'd ...

St. Charles, Missouri, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

St. Charles, Missouri

A travel blog entry by gringowithdrawl

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We stayed in St. Charles, Missouri, just west of St. Louis, to visit Kristi's family on our roundabout way back to Texas.  We visited with all of Kristi's family, enjoying some home cooking from both grandmas.  One night with Kristi's ...

Day 60, St. Charles, United States travel blog

Day 60

A travel blog entry by jerryruth

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Woke up at six this morning, quietly packed up our stuff and caught the 6:52 train to the airport. We had to pay twelve Euro each, but I don't remember paying when I went with my parents. We said our goodbyes next to the shuttle she had to take to ...

St Louis Gateway Arch/Old Courthouse/Basilica, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

St Louis Gateway Arch/Old Courthouse/Basilica

A travel blog entry by socks

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Established in 1935, the 630 foot stainless steel Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the westward expansion of the United States. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its ...

Arrived Sundermeire RV Park, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Arrived Sundermeire RV Park

A travel blog entry by socks

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2 Hour drive from Effingham, IL to St Charles, ...

Historic St. Charles, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Historic St. Charles

A travel blog entry by socks

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Established in 1769, St. Charles is the oldest city on the Missouri River. St. Charles is Missouri's oldest State Capitol. St. Charles’ Main Street region is Missouri’s first and largest historic district. The brick-paved streets of Historic ...

Ulysses S. Grant Home and Chain of Rocks Bridge, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Ulysses S. Grant Home and Chain of Rocks Bridge

A travel blog entry by socks

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Ulysses S. Grant's legacy began with his military successes in the Civil War battlefields of Shiloh and Vicksburg. Grant’s mark on the nation is remembered in profound ways. He was one of the most famous Americans of his era: the savior of the ...

Newlyweds SCORE!!!!!...., Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Newlyweds SCORE!!!!!....

A travel blog entry by gypsytour

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  Back to mobile Odyssey life in the driveway of Jess and Aaron's just-closed-on "starter' home. On the way over we were treated to lunch at the famous "Portillo's", perhaps the next best sandwich to Glacier Pork barbeque.    ...

Jun 11, 2009, Saint Charles, United States travel blog

Jun 11, 2009

A travel blog entry by leonardgrill

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Today we took a grand tour of Chicago.  The boat tour was cool.  Lots of tall buildings.  Stopped at Millennium Park and took some great pics around a big ball that reflects your image.  Next stop was the Museum on Science and ...

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