Everything is changing! Adventure is in this family's blood it seems and we're all tuning up for big changes.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Early in 2014, Ed and I plan to put our Whidbey Island home on the vacation home circuit; pack a few items; get our shots and passports updated; buy our airline tickets; crate up our dog and bicycles; and take off for Cuenca, Ecuador. Now, of course, there could still be a kink in our plans, like health issues, but barring problems we are looking for a new living adventure early next year.
Population - 350,000, Elevation ~ 8,500 ft.
Average day temperature - 75 degrees
Average night temperature - 50 degrees
Hours of light per day 12 - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Yessi and Brad are also making life-changing plans that include the complicated details of how to hurdle their respective country's barriers to be together. Neither China nor the United States of America are easy to negotiate for Green Cards, Work Visas, and meeting all the legal details of living together in one or the other's country. Nothing is cemented for them yet either but they're in the crazy Skype mode daily as they talk about a million logistical details.
|Yessi & Brad|
|Brad, Fran Yessi & Ed|
Stay tuned for how this all plays out. Right now I'm just hitting the surface in this blog because we're all still skimming on the surface of what these big changes mean and how they'll play out.
It's all very exciting, albeit a little scary, but adventure is what we all want and adventure is what we're getting.
Song of the Open Road
Henceforth I ask not good fortune—I myself am good fortune;
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing.
Strong and content, I travel the open road.