Our round two of the Grand Adventure has come to an end and we are returning to our home country of the United States for four months. We head back out for round three in September.
Meanwhile, dropping back in to the hectic and crazy USA is causing us some anxiety. Living in the USA is
fast-paced and a bit maniacal, and last summer we found our visit after 18 months away, a bit of a blow. After living in places with no cars, no grocery stores, no English and sometimes no sanitary systems…arriving in the USA is both deja vu and a culture shock.
We have grown accustomed to our travel way of life, amongst people who are different, cultures that are
different, food that is different and language that is different. So adjusting back takes some effort when the USA seems a bit weird. But I’m sure we will adjust. It will be a relief to have Safeway, Target and a few other things like good gas prices, my hair dresser and my manicurist, a washer and dryer -things that seem such a luxury to us now.
All that said we are looking forward to seeing our family. And we are very excited to finally see the condo we bought last fall sight unseen. This condo will serve as our home when we are in the USA for the foreseeable future as we continue to travel. We are
hopeful that it was a wise investment and are really looking forward to unpacking our things that have been in storage, some of them for nearly four years.
We hope to have a bit slower pace this summer than last summer, when we tried to do and see too much. Our priorities this summer are family, and working on the new condo. Of course we hope to see some friends too and finding time to work out and get in shape is a goal. Two short trips are in the works; Scottsdale Arizona and Big Fork Montana. But other than that, we will stay close to Gig Harbor, family and our new condo.
While in the USA we will still have a travel blog every Friday and a book review every Wednesday and I hope to post some blogs about the remodel of the condo. We hope you will continue to follow and enjoy My Fab Fifties Life. We are so grateful to our faithful followers of our blog and our journey.
We depart the USA again on September 11th and you are invited to follow our round three as we head out for ten months with destinations that include China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Kenya, Mauritius, Zambia, Uganda, Israel, Cypress, Malta, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Czek Republic, Belarus, Lativia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Greenland. Big plans. We hope you follow along.
Hey USA! You look Fabulous!
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