Never a dull moment in the Stunz family! We are sort of feeling the urgency in making the most of our time on this side of the world. We are scheduled to be here until February 2012. We might be here longer than that but we can’t count on that. We want to squeeze every ounce of adventure we can while we’re here and since our last 12 months are upon us, we have a lot of squeezing to do.
Here’s what we have planned so far. “So far” being a key phrase.
January – Singapore (just got back from Texas) Our adventure this month has been mostly taking care of puppies that we are fostering through the SPCA.
February – Singapore – We’ll experience all that CNY has to offer. We have dinners planned with friends and we hope to enjoy some time in China Town and the delicious CNY goodies that come around during this holiday. We also bought tickets for the Chingay Parade. I’m pretty pumped about that. It might be “just another parade” but I’m thinking it will be awesome. And even if it is “just another parade”, it’ll be our first and probably only in Singapore so that alone will make it a good adventure. We have Japanese friends who are in the parade so it’ll be fun to see them.
March – Singapore and Nepal - The LION KING!!! YAAAY!!! Tommy got us tickets to see The Lion King at the Sands Theatre. That will be cool!! And right after that, we pick up our dishwasher (almost just as exciting!!), and then we head to Nepal for 2 weeks. Ahh…. I can’t wait to get back there. The guys will hike the Annapurna’s for 8-10 days and Anna and I plan to join them either at the beginning or end for a short 2-3 day hike. Lots of beautiful mountain scenery, cooler weather and amazing people and food to experience there. We also hope to see, Karun, one of our favorite guys who we met at Amber Restaurant. Singapore MOM wouldn’t renew his work permit so he is back in Kathmandu trying to find work. We hope to meet his family. That would be cool!
April – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - We’re going with the Willertons for 4 days. The guys will hike the mountain and the girls and kids will relax at the hotel, shop, eat and veg by the pool. We’re pretty excited about taking this trip to the mountains of Malaysia and with friends.
May – Singapore - This month will be focused on Jakeb’s final exams and getting ready for his graduation. Craziness!!! Tori will come to Singapore when she gets done with her school year and spend May and June here with us.
June – New Zealand – We’re going to the South Island again! This time with Tori. This has been the only trip we’ve taken that Tori was mad at us for going without her. So, we agonized and agonized and finally decided to go again while she was here with us. Ok, no agonizing. It was a no brainer! We’re RV’ing this time. This will make it a whole new adventure for us.
July – Texas – We think. I’m sure we’ll be in Texas at some point during July and August but we’re sort of waiting to nail that down. We’re waiting to find out for sure where Jakeb will be going to college.
And in the middle of all of that, we will cram in our normal adventures on busses, in taxi’s, at restaurants, in Little India and China Town or Arab St., and in our home. And spend as much time as we can with our Singapore friends and learning as much as we can about Singapore while we’re here. It’s so strange to think we might actually see the end of this crazy ride. But as everyone who has lived this life knows, things change at the drop of a hat so who knows where will be and when. We have tickets for Nepal and New Zealand so we’re definitely going there!