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I am starting this blog for a Mission trip that I am taking to Thailand in February 2016. Our group is a medical, dental, chiro trip to care for the people of northern Thailand. Centered in Chiang Rai the trip will be 10 days in support of the ...
Up at 6 today. Pulled over by 8:30 for being in the wrong lane. The cop was also a DOT officer and very chatty...he told us all about the foreclosed house he just bought...he also said Jp does a nice job with his log books. Detroit is boarded up, burned out, and run down. Huge buildings with no windows left...every other house abandoned.... Jp and Caleb delivered in a rather wealthy subdivision outside of the city. I laid on a furniture pad in the shade of the truck and read while Jp ...
... things planned for me, but you guys will hear about all of that as it happens. I'm so ready to be (somewhat) on my own. Lots more to come! I love you all.
I won't have cell phone service, so no calls or texting, but I do have WhatsApp, email, and Twitter or Facebook messaging if you need to get a hold of me. I've got breakfast plans with Grandma and Grandpa tomorrow, so I'm off to bed. I'll try to make a post each night. I will see you all after August 6th!
... to Toronto now. Our Ford nation was still only in warm up mode that weekend. We ask about the meaning of the quote in the window. Nobody seems to know. My english teacher mother would be disappointed in my lack of awareness. It is attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald:
“I said, SMALL town…he must know what a small town is…well, he’s no use to us if Detroit is his idea of a small town…”
We drop the questioning and forget about it.
This trip begins on the tail of my previous adventure's end. I arrived directly from Beijing, China, to Detroit and met with my family-- Mom, Dad, brother Andrew, cousin Anita, and Luna, our dog. I missed out on seeing my other younger brother, Nick, who will be joining us in a few days after college orientation.
We left immediately from the airport and drive up north. On the way ...