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We started our Grand Adventure on Sunday, September 13th from my place in Lynnwood. We didn't even make it out the door before Mom figured out that something was amiss in her packing...she had a right shoe and a left shoe, but they weren't from the same pair of shoes! There was no way she could walk around Europe for the next 2 weeks in mismatched shoes! So on the way to the airport (thanks Nancy ...
Alrighty, so again writing this the day after. I'm gonna try to catch up to today, but I'm super tired.. So, we'll see. I haven't gotten up any later than 7:30am since I've arrived here, which is astonishing considering that I can't drag myself out of bed until at least 11 at home. But, when you actually have fun things to look forward to in your day, it's very easy to get up early. Especially when you have loud roommates who get up around 7:30 to go to work.
So, back to ...
One assignment Giebel assigned us before we leave is to write a letter to ourselves about what we expect to learn during this experience in Vietnam. Of course I already typed an extensive one only to loose it. Here is my 2nd letter. I figured this would be a good way to start a blog!
Cons-- Didn't set up my sublet stuff. I wish I had sooner, definitely could have saved some money taking that route. Worried about making money ...
... and conversation before walking to dinner. Again this was ideally located close to everything but quiet and comfortable, just a few blocks from the lakeshore.
... and others I have known for 35 years but haven’t seen in 20. In each case, meeting the old friends was as if no time had elapsed. We also met know people and struck up instant friendships, made all the more valuable by the way in which Alex and I just clicked with people who just moments before were total strangers.
Perhaps the best indication of the kindness of people you have just met was the examples of the people who within a minute of meeting Alex and ...