This current Foreign Service family with two young children writes beautifully about the overseas experience. This piece talks about Home Leave, the time inbetween posts intended to keep families connected to the country they represent. It was the only experience of America my sister and I had until we were 12 and 10, when Dad was asssigned to DC.

towels packed, will travel

We spent the last two weeks on the road in the western part of our country, reconnecting with friends in Salt Lake City, visiting a couple of national parks in Wyoming, soaking up Americana on July 4th, and exploring Idaho’s natural wonders – a beautiful state that had sneaked under our radar until now.

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