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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Travels to America

Hi Special friends and family!

We are off on a 6 week holiday to America in less than 4 days time! We studied America for an entire year, so it is going to be so exciting to see and experience the places and things that we learnt about. This is what we LOVE about home schooling as we can go and see the places we study as well as going whenever we want to, not having to stick to certain "term dates."

So, our trip will mostly be educational but Phil will also be visiting some farms and preaching at one of the churches in Honeoye. We will also be doing a presentation at a home school co-op in New York state, speaking about what home schooling is like in Zimbabwe. We will be mostly staying with home school families as well as friends and family.

We will also be doing some snow ski-ing at Bristol Mountain near New York state and this is about 30 minutes from the friends we are staying with. The boys are so excited!

We would also like to experience some of the churches there, get to know more Christians and attend some Precept Bible studies. I cant wait to meet other American Christians and just to see what they are like! I will be flying to Chattanooga in Tennesee for Kay Arthurs womens Christian conference with Precept ministries. I am so excited for this! So, we will be travelling around the N.E including New York State, PA, Maryland, Kentucky to see the famous creation museum by Ken Ham, Washington D.C and then we will finally end up in New York city.  

So, keep your seat belts on, grab that cuppa and follow our journey!
We would also love to hear back from you. 

Love Phil, Mandi, Murray, Duncan and Luke

21 comments:

  1. Gonna be so exciting Mand's!!! Have an awesome time:-) Cant wait to hear how it's going and see some pics x x x
    Love Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! We are all packing and getting ready this morning so we are almost there. It is going to be such an adventure for the boys! Will be taking loads of photos so will upload in the next few days. Take care and God bless!
      Love Mandi

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  2. No more sleeps!!! The day is here! Safe travels to you all, you're all in my prayers and I look forward to the updates!
    Love
    Alex

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    1. Hi Alex!! I will be posting some news in the next day or two. We have finally arrived after 36 hrs of travel but we are all safe and loving being here so far!
      Check the blog in the next day and there should be something posted by then.

      Love Mandi

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  3. Hope it's going well so far! xx

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    1. Hi Linda, there will be more news in the next day or two......just setting up Phil`s lap top so we can start our posts!
      Love Mandi

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  4. See you tomorrow!!! Oh, my!

    Linda for all of the Millers in New York.

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  5. Linda, can you believe that we have finally met one another after 5 years of getting to know each another in "cyberspace?!" We are loving our time with you and your family and we so appreciate all your hospitality, love and friendship!

    Love Mandi

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  6. have been trying to send you messages and have not been sucessful. cellphone is limited. have read your blog site and all seems very exciting. the jet lag can be a bummer. hope things go well for the skiing. i think the boys will love it! looking forward to your next instalment. marg

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    1. Hi Marg
      we have a USA number I am not sure of the International code .....585-236-0640

      you can call if you feel rich .. we are unable to make international calls with this phone but have unlimited calls for within the USA and Canada , it costs USD 50.00 per month all in :)

      keep well , Phil

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  7. This is so exciting and a huge learning experience for the boys - well done. It looks like a lot of fun and I am sure a lot more to come. Great work with the blog!! Amanda

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    1. Thanks Amanda. We are all having a great time and really enjoying our time in America! It has been a real educational trip for the boys and so good that we can all do this together.
      Love Mandi

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  8. Hi Mandi and family, hope that you are having a wonderful time in the US. We are thinking of you and wihsing you all the best on your travels.

    Love from Tracey and Andy

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    1. Thanks Tracey! So good to be in contact with everyone on our travels - it makes me think that we are still living in the real world. Everything feels so different here and we still cant believe we are so far from home.
      Love Mandi

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  9. Dear Mandi, Phil, Murray, Duncan and Luke
    It was a real pleasure to have you guys to stay. Thank-you sooooo much for taking the time to visit us. We thoroughly enjoyed it, it was very uplifting actually. You did so much and when you had left it felt like you had thought of all the details and cleared everything away. My goodness you are such a gem. Thank-you.
    Hope you have safe travels and we hope to see you guys back in this part of the world soon.
    With love Johno, Trisha, James and Megan

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    1. Hi Johno, Trisha, James and Megan
      Thank you for all the kind words. We SO LOVED being with you all!! Thanks so much for being so good to us and for looking after us so well! I think you are doing really well in Canada and making a good life for yourselves. Phil enjoyed spending time with Johno - farming! We also so enjoyed spending time with Pete and Rose- please give them our love!
      Love from all of us
      xxxx

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  10. Hi Mands

    How are you doing? Been thinking of you so much. You must be having a wonderful time. Just figured out your emails go straight to my trash bin for some reason, so not sure why so I missed your note, but found now :) Nick had a wonderful bday thanks. cant believe he is 7. Danielle is great, so wonderful and helpful.
    love to you, Phil, & boys. Lots and lots of love bron, nick & dan

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  11. Mandi Sally Markham here bron told me about your travels would love to see u if u r around our area my email is salmarkhan@aol.com
    Lots of lov

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  12. Hi Sally, I have emailed you, hope tyou get it?! Give me a call.
    Love Mandi

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  13. deanne garth gregory and jamesApril 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Dearest Mands Phil and boys
    Just returned from a beautifull holiday in South west rocks with all the family. We missed you guys! At last I have got to my computer to see your amazing blog.
    Look forward to hearing more of your news when you get back. Travel safe
    Lots of love xxxx

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    1. Hi Deanne, garth and boys
      We have had an amazing time! We have one more night here, then one night in Dubai, then home. Will skype you when we get back.
      LOL
      xxx

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