After our 4th of July weekend in Vermont we packed up the tent again and set off for the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Amanda, Josh, Kim, and I had a blast on our mini road trip which included multiple stops at gorgeous look-outs throughout the White Mountain region. We set up camp at Jigger Johnson campground at the end of the Kangamangas Highway and were joined shortly after by Dad, Pam, Drew, Autumn, Brian, and Kirsten. The next couple days were spent sitting around the campfire or exploring various watering holes/ waterfalls. Family meals were shared, trails were walked, and great times were had all around.
We returned from our almost two weeks of camping on Tuesday to the reality of our lengthy to-do list. The first major task was to buy our plane tickets. We had put this off for quite a long time due to the questionable pet situation, but we could not wait any longer. We sat down that evening and purchased one way tickets from Portland, Maine to Bangkok, Thailand. Eeeeeeekk!! No time was wasted on Wednesday jumping back into packing. So much was still left to get done.
Taking a break from everything we headed to Water Country on Thursday to celebrate Autumn's Birthday. Although her real birthday is not until September we knew we were not going to be here and wanted to be sure to do something fun! And boy was it! Drew joined the three of us for a day of water slides, wave-pool jumping, and tube floating. Afterwards we grabbed a pizza and went to a drive-in movie. It was a wonderful day and I'm so glad we took time to have it.
First thing Friday we were back at it starting by going over to Augusta to get our PO Box. We will be forwarding all of our mail there for Andrea to get, she will be taking care of those kind of things while we are away. Stopping into both of our banks we got some financial things taken care of. Then we went over to sign the paperwork for our storage unit. We went with a 10' x 15' space. We wont be keeping much of our furniture but we wanted to have plenty of room.
Before we knew it another week was over, time is just flying by! Crazy to think we will be in Myanmar in less than two weeks!
Alisa & Kim
Two expats living, teaching, and eating their way across this beautiful world