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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Summer Reading or How to Prevent Brain Drain

Now that the traditional U.S. school year has ended, we begin the annual balancing act of entertaining our boys while trying to maintain a level of educational learning (or at least preventing the loss of everything they learned during the year). Both boys have at least four weeks of camps planned for the summer, including … Continue reading »

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Leavenworth – A Bavarian Village in Washington

If you are in the Pacific Northwest and want to experience a small taste of Europe, then we have a place for you. The picturesque town of Leavenworth, Washington, is nestled on the Wenatchee River in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It is located 120 miles east of Seattle on Highway 2 and over … Continue reading »

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The Joys of Kayaking

Tomorrow is Father’s Day! The weather in the Pacific Northwest is supposed to be beautiful, so I am hoping to get some time on the water kayaking. Kayaking is one of my favorite activities. I am not an adrenaline junkie type who likes shooting white water on rivers. I am a nature lover type who … Continue reading »

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Internationally Educating Students

OK, you are all set to go abroad and have everything figured out! At least you think so. Job secured, check. Passports obtained, check. Visas granted, check. One way airplane tickets purchased, check. Luggage purchased and packed, check. Place to stay, check. Education for the children planned, oops. Where are they going to go to … Continue reading »

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Summer Vacation!

Summer is almost here! Although the astronomical summer begins on June 21st with the summer solstice, in most towns across America it begins the day school finally lets out. For us, that will be June 18th. Our boys are counting down to this date with the enthusiasm and excitement of a NASA launch crew awaiting … Continue reading »

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