It’s been seventeen days, five thousand or so miles, three airports, three hotels, two planes, one car rental, and we are finally with family in California.

Flying across the Pacific Ocean with my wife, a seven-month-old baby, and our dog has been a challenge. Living out of suitcases and sleeping in airport lounges has been an experience and even after seventeen days, our journey is far from over.

Everything we own that we didn’t carry with us is making the slow trip across the Pacific by container ship and will not arrive until the end of next month. That means we are living in a new place with minimal furnishing.

It’s enlightening how one can accomplish day to day tasks with limited supplies and how much we take the simple things for granted.

Expect intermittent sporadic transmissions in the coming months.

One thought on “California

  1. Such a big move is a major experience. I remember when I moved to Japan; my first evening in my apartment, I just kind of stood there for a few minutes, overwhelmed and not sure what to do. The basic furnishings were there, but I had to acclimate and figure out what I had and what I was going to need to go out and buy (and the getting of that stuff was a challenge, too). I imagine it’s even more impactful when you’ve got a family.

    Good luck and welcome back!



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