Monday was Pack Out Day (cue Jaws dun-uh-dun-uh music), the day our entire household got disassembled and dissected, all our worldly goods boxed up and labeled for their journey to our South American onward assignment. 1,012 more words
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- I woke up on Wednesday morning filled with excitement. The day we have been waiting for since September was finally here. I rolled over to Sean and whispered in his ear “We are going to Germany today.” Sean smiled wide and promptly asked me, “Babe, where are our passports.” A little dumbfounded I responded, “I have mine.” 807 more words
There are some countries for which, if you are posted with the State Department, you get a consumables shipment. A consumables shipment is an extra allotment of weight that you can use to buy things you will use up during your tour. 593 more words