For the last six years, my wife and I have lived here: South Manchester in the United Kingdom, on the edge of Europe (viewed here from 35,000 feet). We moved here after getting married, and have enjoyed a grand adventure with our friends. However, last Friday we were at the US Embassy in London for the final stage of the visa application process, procuring the necessary clearance to allow me to live in the United States.
Sometime in the next few months, we will be moving here: Knoxville, Tennessee, in the United States of America (also viewed from 35,000 feet). This is where my wife lived before we got married, and we have many friends who live here looking forward to our impending return - not to mention her family, living in a "log mansion" a few hours drive to the west. This is the location for our new adventure!
All that stands between us and the transatlantic move is the sale of our house, pictured here (it's the second one on the south side of the road, counting from the top left of the image). It's going to be hard to leave our friends in the United Kingdom behind, but all things change in time, and I expect we'll be back in Europe as often as we can. If nothing else, I should be over on business quite often, as International Hobo is more international than ever right now.
I'm about to begin a strange new life on the other side of the world...
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