Heading Home....

No, not permanently this time; just for a visit.

One of our perks here is that once a year, we get a paid trip back to the States. Back to your point of origin specifically. When your anniversary date rolls around, you get a deposit for the amount of a plane ticket at that moment in time as well as some paid travel days and a weeks worth of paid time off. They call these admin days....it's for taking care of things you can't do on island like renew your State drivers license, visit your own personal physician...whatever.

This year I'll be spending a week of rest in Honolulu, a week in Oregon listing my house doing some work on it while I'm there, and getting a quote from a contractor for a few projects. After that a week in Atlanta, GA and then on to South Carolina. Hopefully the schedule will include some hiking and camping and motorcyle riding! Once all the fun stuff is done, I'm headed to San Francisco, CA for a 7 day CCNA:Security bootcamp.

When all is said and done I'll have traveled 15,076 miles. UGH! Boy will I be ready to get back home so I can relax!

This is a pretty typical itinerary for a Kwaj vacation. Lots to cram in when you only get back once a year; or less. I've actually been to Palau and Australia since I last went to the States. It's cheaper and closer for us to go the other direction from here.