Leaving Portland was much more challenging that we anticipated. We spent the entire day before our flight on August 11 with movers, house cleaners, family and friends in order to vacate our apartment and pack what we need for Botswana. Thanks to "the village" that helped us, and after many tearful goodbyes, we flew to St. Louis to spend time with our friends Sarah and Larry Berglund.
Our time here has been filled with family activities of shopping for fishing gear, swimming at an aquatic park, miniature golf and several good meals out. Spending time with our grandchildren's mother Amy has also been a highlight of the time here. We are staying at a lovely 19th century B and B,
The Tuck U Inn, which despite its amusing name is quite charming and hospitable. Not quite roughing it in the Peace Corps yet.....
We return to St. Louis and the Berglunds tomorrow before the second leg of our journey in Burlington VT.