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We have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful parents and their kiddos at CAK, and this week was no exception. Another successful Moms' Tour is in the books! Thanks to all who participated!
Posted on February 13, 2009 1:11 pm by in General
I have had such an incredible week. First, I found out that my passport expired six months ago. That might not be a big deal to you, but I am going to Cancun this Saturday! No passport, no trip! So, after a brief freak-out, I scoured the US State Department web site for help. Turns out, if you go to one of their "regional" offices you can turn around a US passport in less than a day. A couple of minor details, you have to produce your old passport and an itinerary proving you are traveling w/in the next 14 days.
So, I got an appointment for this past Monday in Washington D.C. That was pretty slick because I got to give our newest destination a little test drive. After securing the appointment, I quickly booked my ticket to DC aboard US Airways from good ol' CAK. A few hundred dollars later, I was all set for my adventure. The flight was fantastic and there were lots of great passengers (36 on this flight) to chat with.
I ended up having a great day in DC. It is a brilliant city, the weather was nice and I had an appointment with the State Department. Whew! So, about 4 ½ hours later that day, I also had an official US passport.
The best part of the day however, wasn't my chat with former Congressman Ralph Regula (though that was delightful), or my breakfast at a wonderful restaurant with Ed Faberman (that was a treat too), it was witnessing first hand, a new friend becoming a US citizen. Before my eyes, a wonderful Indian born woman, received her certificate of naturalization and a passport. It was an unbelievable moment. We jumped up and down and hugged in celebration.
Life is so generous. Well, now I am officially off to Mexico. I'll report back upon my return.
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