One Year pEur-Africa party

Posted by sue on October 21st, 2007

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It was one year ago today that we arrived in Fez, Morocco, to kick off the crazy overseas adventure that has brought us to Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, France and Portugal.

We are now Masters of the Mediterranean(TM)! We’re adventurous enough to want to live in different places, but, evidently we still insist on good, California-like weather!

We sort of doubt any of you exist, but if you do happen to be one of those who has been following our story from the beginning, take a look back to the very first post from Morocco: Morocco First Post.

When we left, we decided that we would live overseas for at least one year, no matter what happened. (Of course, we HOPED we’d find some place that we’d fall in love with and want to stay forever.) But now, we have permission from our one-year-ago selves to fly back to the U.S. tomorrow. As it happens, Len is flying back to the U.S. tomorrow, back to his childhood home state of Massachusetts (for 10 days, on business), and I’m staying here, with a full teaching schedule through the middle of December.

The state of things so far? Good, though I confess we haven’t found that place that begs us to stay forever. We’ll be in Lisbon till June ’08 because I’ve promised to teach at my school till then, but after that, who knows? We’re taking offers.

Thanks to our long-time, steady readers. And the occasional ones too. We thank you for your eyeballs and your comments (from which we can infer the number of eyeballs). Comment more!

34 Responses to “One Year pEur-Africa party”

  1. soNOTLen Says:

    You guys have inspired me to reach for the stars and as a result I’m in prison now.
    The story is long and complex.
    But I do NOT blame you guys.
    You guys are awesome and I’m sure your absurd wanderings will inspire a whole new generation of (non-incarcerated) dreamers!

  2. Cathy Says:

    You guys are so inspiring – we bought a MAC!

  3. Daniel and Trudy Says:

    We are awaiting your every word. Congratulations on the anniversary and becoming MotMeds.
    We have been a bit busy as the those fires you may have heard about in LA caused us to evacuate our home Saturday night returning this late afternoon. The hillside behind our house is totally burned and about 10 homes within an 1/4 mile of us burned down, while some closer homes had mild damage. One of David’s friends lost part of their house. Last night, All of Canyon Country seemed to be ablaze, and I gave our home about a 70% chance of survival. We are all glad to be home and very tired. Missing you all and thinking of you. P.S. David and his friends came back through the cop lines, checked on their friends, went around helping get people of their houses and even were on a bucket brigade to save a home (they did). Good night, and good luck.

    The Callahan Clan

  4. Heather Says:

    Congrats guys on your year-long adventure! I hope that you find a place to stay for a while. Keep up the posting! We’re reading! You are the wind beneath our wings!

  5. len Says:

    Holy s***! I had no idea Canyon Country was involved in the fires! That’s crazy.
    Good for David and his helper spirit!
    Sounds like the seeds of a good future career for him: emergency rescue worker. Kind of like a battlefield but you don’t have to make widows!

    I hope things return to normal soon for you guys.

  6. Daniel Says:

    One good thing from the fire. It got Chris and Kimya to call. That is no easy task. I’m not sure what we’ll have to do next time.

    I’m off to Indiana. My dad is illin in the Hospital. Got to assist the old the man.

    By the way, “helper spirit!” is the lamest defintion of “f*!@ing super hero” I’ve ever heard. But, I kind of like it. I’ll pass it on.

    Take care. Daniel

  7. Dawn Says:

    You guys are truly inspiring— I can’t believe a whole year has passed already!
    What an amazing year it’s been, can’t wait to see what this upcoming year will bring. I do hope you both find the place that feels most like home to you. Will you be scouting out another location soon? Perhaps Paris next? BTW, Paris at New Year’s should be fantastic!! Have a wonderful time.

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