After a fabulous (but too short) visit with friends and family in Alabama, we flew to Portland, Oregon today for a month of “Cultural Adaptation School”. Daniel did better on the airplanes than we and the people sitting near us dared to hope (we got some not-so-friendly looks and colorful language when we sat down…). Now we are here and getting settled in our home away from home – a two bedroom apartment with a kitchenette. Everyone seems very nice and the food is okay, too. We’ll keep you posted.