We were back from Russia and Central Asia for three weeks before we left yesterday for our first stop. During that time, we spent about 10 days packing up our house. Then we took a week in Kentucky to spend time with my elderly dad as he was transitioning from his independent living situation to assisted living. The transition went well and he's in pretty good spirits, all things considered. During that week we enjoyed a visit from our son Mark, who lives in London but who came to Lexington for the week, and with our daughter, who was with us before she left for her second year of college in Washington, DC. Then, finally, we came back to Southern California for a final week of preparations before we caught the plane this morning. During our last week, we had good family time with Lisa's sister Ruth and her mom, both of whom have some health issues but are doing relatively well.
I am writing this as we fly from LA to Chicago, at which point we catch a flight to Warsaw, and then on to our final destination, a capital city east of Poland. I had a few reflections on our trip so far. Some of these I have found myself sharing with friends who have asked about our first month's trip, and I thought I would share them in this post, which I will do when we land.
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Rich and Lisa Lamb