We're in the final stretch of our trip, just now leaving St. Helens. Roland is having to leave his parents and all his friends behind to come stay with us for good in Seattle. He's incredibly brave for taking such a risk at his age. I hope that we can teach him what he wasn't learning in his home-town. With any luck he'll be starting school this week so he'll have more to do than playing video games, watching movies and playing on the computer.