American Southwest Family Vacation

We followed historic Route 66 on our way to see the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, plus much more in New Mexico and Arizona.

End of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Here are our stories from two and a half years of living in Saudi Arabia while exploring the region.

Excursions to Oman

On two different trips, we strolled Muscat, hiked Wadi Shab, and sailed a dhow through the fjords of Musandam.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day (Observed) at Arlington

Since Veteran's Day was on Sunday, the Federal Government observed the holiday the following Monday. It seemed fitting to visit Arlington National Cemetery on the first Veteran's Day weekend that I am officially a veteran.

The view of DC from Arlington National Cemetery

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

HHE Delivery Bingo

Well, the movers arrived today with all of our HHE! And I got to play what I call "HHE Delivery Bingo", checking off the numbers of each box that comes off the truck.


After about 7 hours, the movers finally finished their delivery. Not that we had that much stuff, but after a few hours they really slowed down.

But it looks like everything we packed out made it here. Unfortunately, I think we forgot to pack out some things like the mixer, the BBQ grill, and perhaps most importantly: the nuts and bolts for the Ikea shelf system in our office. So we've got book boxes upon book boxes, and no where to unpack them.
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End Of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

We spent two and a half years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on our second tour in the Foreign Service with the US Department of State. As you migh...

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