May 9, 2013
On a plane over some ocean, flying to some country.
I’ve been traveling from The Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico to eventually reach the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Along the way I have stopped in Bay City, Texas, New Orleans, and my home in Tallahassee, Florida. I’ve flown out of Jacksonville to my other home in Boston to meet Maryclaire and we’ll go to London. Then we’ll head to Shenzhen, China via Hong Kong to teach Family Medicine.
As a break we’ll take a week in Hong Kong and then to Beijing to see the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, Tienaman Square and the many, many tourist traps sprung on unsuspecting Westerners in Beijing.
Maryclaire will return to Boston and I’ll continue on to Sydney, Australia for a week, bounce off of New Zealand, and then finally land at the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands to meet my ship, the Barque Picton Castle, her Captain, and crew for 3 months in the South Pacific as the Medical Officer.
When I’m done I’ll arrive in LA, see some friends in California, and take a train or bus the rest of the way back to Boston. Then we’ll move more permanently to Asheville, North Carolina, my third home.
Around the World in a few days. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Land, Sea, and Air.
Life is awesome.