Hey everyone, popping on here again to discuss what we’re doing.
We’re clearly very excited about Halloween… or maybe it’s just me….
We have been all over the California coast these past couple of months. The boys have perfected their boogie boarding skills. As for me, I’m just lucky I can keep up.
Homeschooling is also going great… except that one time I let Joel Lambert teach survival skills to the boys. Aram accidentally tripped the wire, which left Samuel victim to his own booby trap. (Samuel was totally fine, btw…)
But what Mr. Lambert lacks in homeschooling skills, he makes up for in the field. That’s why I feel
totally safe relatively safe heading to Uganda in two weeks with the Ex-Navy SEAL and seasoned survivalist. What we have going on is very, very cool. Joel and I have been strategically paired up to show one trip with two very different viewpoints. We’re both seasoned travelers, but we approach global travel in vastly different ways. As we take on the same country, we will come at it from a masculine and feminine perspective. How does that change our experiences? Does that affect what we cover?
With the help of local experts, like Kazinga Tours, we will be taken around the country as we attempt to delve into what makes Uganda tick… from two unique points of view . We will take on this adventure with a local guide, as well as have local community members host us around the country. And of course, on this expedition we will be participating in some amazing well-known Ugandan activities (i.e. gorilla trekking); we will also be participating in some lesser-known adventures (like rafting the source of the Nile). And while this all sounds very beautifully wrapped, anyone who has ever traveled abroad with me knows I get into so many shenanigans on these trips that they’re probably saying dozens of Hail Marys for the former SEAL.
Special thanks to Garmin and Joe Strohman over at Strohman Enterprise for supporting us with all this fantastic gear. (PS- If you’re active or former military or law enforcement, contact Joe over at Strohman Enterprises for a ridiculous hookup.)
Some of you are wondering where the boys will be when I go on these trips. The great news is that not much has changed for them in this way (since the divorce). They still are cared for and homeschooled by my parents and Brian, just like when I’ve left them in the past. I’ll be discussing this a lot more on Mom.me, so be sure to check over there for more thoughts on single parenting. I also understand that I am very fortunate to have a familial support system (including Brian) in this situation, whereas others do not. I’m hoping even coming from my privileged perspective (and believe me, I’m aware that it is), I can start a dialogue to help people going through the same thing.
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