We have had an interesting couple of weeks. We have included a few photos below. There is a world map that folks use to show where they are headed. We were organized into a small team of exceptional people. Their destinations included Florida, Rome, Frankfurt and of course, Salvador, our new home for the next 18 months. The group became great friends. The classes and instruction and homework kept us pretty busy especially during the week. Kaye seemed to like the food more than I did, but I used the Blue Bunny freezer behind her in the picture as a frequent stopping point. Accommodations were a little sparse - but worked out okay - our luggage seemed to take up most of the room.
We didn’t spend all our time in classes as Jeff flew out for the weekend - which was terrific - and he, Craig, Tayler, Michael, Nathan, Harrison, Kaye and I had a great afternoon watching our alma mater play football. Wasn’t much of a game as we played University of Massachusetts, but we had a great afternoon - perfect weather. Jeff, bless his heart, brought supplies of homemade caramels and his specialty chocolate. He is a remarkable chef - the only problem were the caramels were wrapped in wax paper and Kaye kept harassing me every time I opened one. Well, I guess it was about !
and we spent in office systems classes and checked out of the training center afternoon and stayed the night in a hotel with a real king sized bed. Craig, Tammy and their family hosted us for Thanksgiving at their home in Ogden which was perfect, except we missed our kids and grandkids.
Last night I kept trying to check in to our flight - but the message came back every time saying their was something wrong with our tickets and we needed to be at the airport to meet with a Delta Agent three hours early. Kind of worrisome - so we got to the airport about , met with agent and were thru security by . Only three hours until our initial flight to Atlanta. We have a layover in Atlanta and then leave for Sao Paulo - where we arrive at morning. Our instructions are that there will be someone there with a sign with our name on it with information on how we travel the additional 1,500 miles to Salvador. Hope someone has a sign when we get through customs
Thanksgiving reminded us what great family and friends we have. Hope you are all doing well. Hopefully our next update will be from Salvador.
With love - Paul and Kaye