Well, I believe my time in Taiwan is about to end. The kids have gotten very ugly about going anyplace. Their whining and complaining takes away any pleasure of adventure, so I have given up. I sit in the apartment all day with no one to talk to and nothing to do. Depression has set in. I told the kids repeatedly that if they were going to complain every time we went somewhere we would pack up and go home to Virginia. They will soon find out I wasn't kidding. They will whine just as much at home because they will miss their Dad, but at least I will have something to do, and I can make them play outside so I won't have to listen to the whining continually.
Very likely we won't stay in Virginia long. I think I'll drive to Idaho to visit my parents (yes, my Mom is still alive!) and Oregon to visit Eric's.