Change of Plans…this is why we are flexible.

For those of you who don’t know why we haven’t been posting the last few weeks is because we had to take a trip back home. My grandfather Pappy passed away and I needed to come back to be there with my family. We miss you every day Pappy.

Pappy at my brother’s wedding in July.

Needless to say, this is why we are flexible in our travelling plans. We were planning on spending another month and half in South America, but because we came back to the US, it didn’t make sense for us to go back down to South America for only a month and then fly across the world.

So we decided to move on. We’re currently in Bangkok, Thailand getting our visas for Myanmar. Myanmar’s internet access is limited and apparently going to be very slooow, so I wouldn’t expect any blogging until after Dec. 8th.

While we were home visiting, we got to spend a lot of time with family and friends. It was exciting to see everyone and catch up on everything that we missed in the 3 months we were gone.

Some exciting things we did in the US:

  • Dave got to drink a lot of Sam Adams Beer, both Octoberfest and winter lager – hopefully he got his fix for the next 9 months
  • Eat lots of Ice Cream (and fatten up)
  • Experience an Earthquake AND hurricane
  • Visit with friends and family

  • Go to the camp in Maine
  • Watched some episodes of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” – which made Dave cry from laughing so hard.
  • Vote
  • Go to the annual Halloween party

Can you guess what we were for Halloween?

Mammy even came this year!

I can’t believe we were home for three weeks. It went by so fast. But, It was a good break from the travel lifestyle and I can say that It was much harder to leave this time than it was the first time.

Here we go again.

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7 thoughts on “Change of Plans…this is why we are flexible.

  1. Dick

    I was never quite sure who was peach and who was bones. Guess now I know. U may want to lookup my Couchsurfing friend James Rowe in Thailand.

  2. April

    David, did you really need to wear a costume at all? Sarah, your’s was very creative. They were both good costumes. Was Mammy supposed to be Phyllis Diller? I’m glad you guys got to come back and enjoy America again (although, sorry to hear about Pappy). But good luck with your travels and I can’t wait to hear about your next adventure. David, maybe you could visit Dom or Richter while you’re in that part of the world. I would not know how to locate Dom in Thailand but I do have Richter’s address and he is in Taiwan in case you go through there for any reason.

    • We’re only in Thailand for a few more hours but we will return in April or May to stay a bit longer. Maybe we could meet up with Dom then. We don’t currently have plans to go to Taiwan, but I’ll let you know if plans change.

  3. Evan Dolan

    So sorry about your loss. Hopefully you guys and family are doing OK, considering. It sounds like you’ll have an adventure in SE Asia. Maybe I’ll meet you guys over there next year. I am particularly interested in your posts on Myanmar. The U.S. is finally opening ties with the government there so your on the ground viewpoints will be particularly prescient. Hope all is well, take care guys.

  4. To everyone who knows we are in Myanmar. We were in Yangon when the earthquake happened and didn’t feel anything. We are safe. No worries.

    • I’m so glad to hear you guys are safe! I was worried when I read about the earthquake earlier. I’m so sorry to hear about you Pappy =( I’m glad though that you had a nice trip back in the states. I hope you guys are enjoying your trip, I’m totally jealous!

  5. jomiz!

    Hey ya! It’s been a while since I’ve looked at your blog. Sorry to hear about Pappy 😦 Sorry about your loss. I’m glad you got to go back home for a bit to settle things.

    Your other picks look like you are having a great time! I’m rather jealous, as I’m just studying studying study here in Korea!

    Keep the updates coming!

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