As mentioned previously, this blog had originally been created to chronicle my Peace Corps application process. Well. it is now 16 months since I submitted my application and I am two weeks from going to Staging in preparation for departure to Macedonia.
I have been on a several week-long farewell tour traveling around saying my good-byes to family and friends; some day-long emotional experiences and some rather brief, but poignant. Some one-on-one and some with groups small and large.
Last weekend Mary, my amazing wife, carried off a wonderful picnic:
Brother-in-law Dan brought two kayaks for everyone to take turns enjoying:
Mary and I had American and Macedonian flags to set the theme:
Mary had a terrific and huge chocolate chip cookie to cap off the festivities. I shared copies of the "Pauza" magazine (Written by Peace Corps Volunteers presently serving in Macedonia).
All in all a wonderful time.
Now, it is only two weeks until Staging. Therefore, I am going to discontinue posting on this Blog and will maintain documentation of my experiences from this point forward in a new Blog:
So, please try to find that new site and if you cannot and want to, feel free to send me an email at:
lew DOT hemmer AT gmail DOT com