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Island grocery shopping

Sometimes I’m just going about my regular life here when all-of-a-sudden-outta-nowhere I realize that something I now find wholly ordinary is actually kind of ridiculous and absurd. Today while the Beard and I were discussing how bummed we were that … Continue reading

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Warning: This post not for the faint of heart

Happy Valentine’s Day from AmSam! I’m sure my day of cutting out hundreds of construction paper hearts and cleaning glue off of every surface of my classroom beats your fancy restaurant date and flowers, so I won’t brag too much … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Huka Falls, Faerie Land, and Hobbiton

Scroll to the end for more photos. Click on photos to see larger images. Well, we’re back from Middle Earth. Our trip to NZ was incredible. It’s hard to pick what my favorite part of the trip was (okay, it … Continue reading

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing, NZ

Click on the photos in the gallery at the bottom of the page to view larger images. After two lovely days gallivanting around Wellington, we picked up our car and headed north on Highway 1. Driving on the wrong opposite … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Zealand

Well, we made it to New Zealand! We left Pago Pago, American Samoa at 9am on the 22nd for Auckland, New Zealand via Apia, Samoa, where we had a short layover before our 1pm flight to Auckland, NZ. We arrived … Continue reading

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This is (American) Samoa

After several frustratingly unsuccessful attempts to leave Ta’u, we finally made it to Tutuila on Sunday. We had a lovely two-day WorldTeach mid-service conference and now we are free to frolic about on the paved roads. Our first order of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in the South Pacific

Our Thanksgiving was a lot like it would’ve been at home, but with more beaches, sunshine, snorkeling, and puppies. (Okay so nothing like home.) It was strange being away from family, but we ended up having a great time with … Continue reading

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