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London Walking Tour!

Today we did a free walking tour in Soho, Picadilly, and Chinatown in London, UK! 🇬🇧🚶🏽🚶🏽🚶🏽
In the morning we left our Airbnb around 9:30 and walked to the metro, which, here in London they call the “tube”.🚈 We rode the tube into Picadilly Circus where we met Gregory, our guide for the tour, outside a donut shop. 🍩
We walked through Picadilly, Chinatown, and Soho. These are a cuople of the interesting sights we saw:

The Bag O’ Nails theatre! An old theatre that used to have shows every night, but now it is a private venue. One thing Gregory told us here was that if there is a blue plaque somewhere, READ IT!😋(Cause they’re special😅) At this place, these were the blue plaques👇 

 The first plaque read that, here at Bag O’ Nails venue on May 15th, 1967 Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman. Cool! I love the Beatles!😄
The second plaque read that, here on November 26th 1966 Jimi Hendrix first played here. Gregory told us that Jimi came to the venue thinking he was there to watch a show, but then, he heard his name and was called up on stage!😆 There, he played his right hand👋 guitar🎸 upside down for the show. (Jimi was very poor at the time, and when he was 15 his dad saved up to buy him a guitar, but it was right handed, and Jimi was left handed! So Jimi played his right hand guitar upside down.😛) After the show, someone came up to Jimi and told him “That was one of the best shows that I’ve ever seen.” That someone was Jimi’s idol, Eric Clapton. Wow! That must have been so awesome!😄 

 The Spirit Of Soho mural! St. Ann’s dress is the neighborhood of Soho with the streets,🚸 resturaunts,🍴 shops,🏣 and everything else. On the bottom of the mural, there are four people standing in front of a yellow clock. Those people are (from left to right) Mozart, (Mozart lived in Soho for one year from age 8 – 9 while he was doing his tour of Europe.) Karl Marx, (He has a big red book in front of him. He appears to have a red thing in his left hand. It used to be a can of Coca Cola but the mural is so old that it fell off😓) Theresa Cornelys, (Opera singer and actress) and Casanova. Every hour Casanova blows a kiss to Theresa, (thats why his mouth looks so odd) and Theresa winks back. (thats why her eye looks so odd) We were there for the hour and we saw the Wink-kiss exchange and it looked so odd!😳😂 

So, those are some of the things I saw on our London walking tour!
✌️ ⭕️⛎➕ (aka peace out)

~ Kamaile

On this day…

On this day in 1996… We were 2 kids getting married in Tacoma with a handful of dreams, very few plans, and even fewer dollars in the bank.

On this day in 1997… We were desperately trying to find an affordable place to live to Kirkland, where Laura would soon be starting college at Northwest.

On this day in 2001… We had just learned that Laura was pregnant with our first child, but had decided to wait a little longer before telling anyone else.

On this day in 2006… We were both feeling super excited and super stressed, while unpacking after moving into our new dream home.

On this day, TODAY… We take off for Europe on the next leg of our #SeattleBundas Family Sabbatical.

There’s no way anyone could’ve predicted the amazing journey that we’ve been on for these last 19 years. I’m so excited about what the next 19 years will bring.

Happy Anniversary, Babe!

Note: This is a copy of today’s Status Update for family/friends on Facebook.

I’m not a writer, but I love telling stories

For those of you that end up visiting our blog on a regular basis, here’s what you can expect to see here:

  1. I am not a writer, but I love telling stories. I have a tendency to ramble at times and my grammar is certainly not the greatest. At other times, my writing ability (or, better said, energy) is limited to bullet points or twitter-like 140 characters (or less). If you can overlook these quirks, you may hear a story from time to time that challenges you, makes you think, or perhaps just makes you laugh. I suppose all of that has the potential for goodness at the end of the day.
  2. I won’t be the only one contributing. I guessing many of you have questions like “How will you handle school for the kids?” or “How are you able to put up with Paul 24×7?” I’d like this place to be one where Laura will speak for herself. Trey and Kamaile will also contribute on a regular basis–writing about their experiences and posting pics/vids whenever able–as part of their education while on the road. We have not seen an abundance of travel content produced by Tweens and Teens on the interwebs, so our hope is that what they share will be valuable for other young people.
  3. You’ll get the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is not just about us showing off all the places we’re visiting or the cool things we’re doing. We will do our best to be transparent about our doubts and struggles, too. While we have big hopes for how this next season unfolds, there are many moving parts which could turn it all upside down or make it fizzle out at a moment’s notice. Should that occur, you’ll see it here on this blog, too. 

Please know that we forcing ourselves to be open to possibilities and giving ourselves the permission to change course at any time. What does that mean? You may read about us putting a ton of energy into zigging only to find out later that we’re zagging. What starts out as a quick visit to one locale could very well be a long-term stay; or, vice versa.

Ultimately, we’re very excited and a little scared about what’s on the horizon. And that’s totally OK. Happy Reading!

Hello world!

Our Story

Laura and I met in England in the summer of 1995 while volunteering for Youth With A Mission (YWAM)–an international, non-denominational, non-profit Christian organization. It was there where we developed an understanding that the world was much more than our respective hometowns, gained a deeper appreciation for other cultures, and cultivated a desire to both connect with and serve the people we met along the wayWe returned to the US later that year, were married the following summer, and have hit the typical milestones that one might expect out of people riding the “Conveyor Belt of Life” (more on this in a future blog) through the years: college, car, house, kids, corporate career, etc. 

Laura and I have never lost our desire to experience the world and love it’s people. We’ve spent most of our marriage involved in local churches, local schools/co-ops, and earnestly serving teammates in the workplace (quick shout out to my friends at T-Mobile USA). However, our opportunities to see the world were relatively limited as we raised our young family. It seems like I’ve either heard or uttered the phrase “someday let’s visit [place]” hundreds of times in recent years. 

So now what?

Now in early 2015, Trey and Kamaile are now old enough to travel well and appreciate new experiences; yet, young enough to still be excited about sharing those experiences with Mom and Dad. We’ve had the privilege of taking wonderful family vacations in the past couple years–Hawaii, NYC, Disneyworld, and Disneyland. Last year, Laura and I got the chance to take a trip to Iceland. Why? Why not? 🙂

As amazing as those experiences have been, over the past 18 months, we have been dreaming about spending more time traveling together before the kids got too old. Reality often quickly set in as we considered the time/resources/guts required to take a 6-month Sabbatical, or even a Gap Year. Yet, a series of recent events suddenly make those barriers, those excuses, go away. 

We are now ready to embark on a journey to see the world and provide our family opportunities for service, adventure, education, and fun! This journey is our attempt to not let so many “somedays” pass us by. is our attempt to chronicle that journey. We’re starting out with very little clue about where we’re headed, when we’re going, or even how to begin. We invite you to join us. Perhaps we’ll entertain you. Perhaps we’ll inspire you. At minimum, perhaps you’ll learn from the mistakes we’re bound to make along the way.