OK, I have not updated the blog in a while, but then again the rest of my family has been gone! They left for Manila on June 16th. I joined them in Manila on July 5th and we all left for Texas on July 8th. We left Texas on July 25th for Manila. I spent one day in Manila then left back to Saipan. The family stayed another week and came back on Saturday, August 1st. Clark and Amaris started school (Grace Christian Academy) on Monday, August 3rd. They only spent two weeks on Saipan after school was let out and one week of that they had Vacation Bible School. The breakdown of our Trip:
Mark: Gone from Saipan 24 Days
Family: Gone from Saipan 45 Days
Flew in eleven different planes for a total of 46 hours in planes (including two 14 hour flights). Drove over 2500 miles in cars. The family stayed in six different Hotels for a total of nine different locations. Highlights of the trip include:
* Manila Ocean Park
* Dora the Explorer live show in Nokia Theater (Dallas Area)
* Six Flags over Texas
and, of course, seeing family. There is lots more and lots of pictures. Video will come soon, but it takes a while to upload to YouTube. We had a great time and hope to come back soon.