Are We There Yet?

Can you believe we will be leaving in less than 2 weeks?!  As our departure is quickly approaching, we are realizing how much preparation goes into moving to another country. Everyday for the past 5 days we have had a long list of errands to run and supplies to procure, I don’t know if we’ll ever get it all done! Thankfully, Nick has a mathematical mind and can keep everything straight, I don’t think I would remember half of it if not for him. 🙂

Here is just a list of some things that we have gotten.
-international driving permits
-suitcases (and can I just say, mine are adorable)
-Pepto Bismol, because you never know
-Doctor’s Appointments (to make sure we are at the top of our game)
-sell our cars
-get residential visas
-and the list goes on

No on to less boring things. 😀 Last Friday we went to a meeting with a bunch of people from Taiwan, including the Ambassador!  That’s right, I said Ambassador, we got to share an elevator with him and he told us that living in Penghu would be like a second year long honeymoon.  We also met a man who lived in Penghu last year, and will be returning to teach this year.  He had the patience to listen to some of our questions and answer them the best he could.  We feel a lot better now. 🙂  We asked him what one thing he thinks we should bring, and he said…American snacks!  Because of this advice, we bought a 12 pack of mac-n-cheese, and a few boxes of cereal to pack in our suitcase. 🙂 He also told us that we can fly to mainland Taiwan whenever we want because it’s just a 40 minute flight.  He also told us we should learn to surf or snorkel, which made me very excited as it’s always been a secret dream of mine.

So, in honor of the title of this post, are you ready for some information about our flight?  We leave Bush Intercontinental on August 11th at 10:30 AM, which, by the way is my parents’ 28th Anniversary (a sad Anniversary gift if you ask me).  From there, we fly to LAX for a 6 hour layover!!!!!  Then we board the plane for Taiwan, and get to relax for the 13 1/2 hour flight to Taipei, Taiwan.  So, with that said, does anyone have any suggestions for what to do on a looooooooong flight?

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Categories: Education, FYI, Taiwan, Travel | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Are We There Yet?

  1. Clay Bowers

    Remember to keep your shade closed! 🙂

  2. Auntie

    Lots of movies!!

  3. Mike

    Make sure you get an apartment big enough to lodge all your loved ones who would love to snorkel with you : ) I am so glad you are having this adventure, but will miss you tremendously! Emmelyn is going to have a big job ahead of her to love on her parents enough to be proxy for you two as well.

  4. KNIT! I can teach you!

  5. Rebecca Bennett

    Movies always make the time fly (whether you’re flying or not, lol). You can download them to your laptop, iPad or tablet for pretty cheap. Especially older movies. I always have a couple downloaded for trips. And if your flight offers wi-fi BUY IT! It’s usually only like 5-10 bucks. You can stream movies and tv shows that way too. Game apps are always a good time killer too. And you don’t need Internet connection to play most of them. And, of course, iBooks are also a great option 🙂 hope this helps!

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