Northeast Road Trip Part Two

Part two of our Northeastern road trip brought us to the Washington DC area. We stayed at the house of a college friend of Lindsey’s mom.


On Tuesday we had lunch with the pastor of Centerpointe church in Fairfax, VA. We had a great time and the kids were thrilled to receive gift cards for Cold Stone Creamery ice cream.IMG_20160720_203722426

The rest of the week was spent seeing the sites in Washington DC.   Hudson and Chris especially loved the Smithsonian’s air and space museum and annex. Lindsey’s favorite was the Lincoln Memorial. Addie liked the Smithsonian Natural History museum best.


After our visit to DC we went back north to Ashby, Massachusetts.   Ashby is a lovely little town. There we spoke at Sanctuary church and had a fun lunch afterward with the pastor and her husband.

Next up was a day and a half of driving as we headed to North Carolina. Chris younger sister, Destinea, and her family just moved from Sweden to North Carolina. Besides Destinea and family, Chris’ older sister, Dionne, came down to help with the move along with 2 of her girls. We wanted to grab the chance to see family before we head back to Japan. So, we’ve spent the last week hanging out at their house. The kids have enjoyed swimming, trying American yogurt, and jumping on the trampoline with cousins.

We also met up with Charlie, one of Chris’ Bible college roommates. We got to meet his lovely wife and adorable son and had a great time swimming at a local pool and catching up.


We’ve got one last leg of this road trip. By the end of next week will be back in Springfield, Missouri for our last couple of weeks in the USA. We’re so close to being able to go home to Japan. We need just $33.50 in monthly support and then we can by our tickets. Our visas are already here! If you like to help us with this last little bit of support and help us get back to Japan you can click the support tab. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated!