And, we’re off!

  From left to right: Margaret Von Lienen, Ron Reyes, Margot Carlson Delogne, Mike Burkett, Susan Mitchell-Mattera, Patty Loew. 

From left to right: Margaret Von Lienen, Ron Reyes, Margot Carlson Delogne, Mike Burkett, Susan Mitchell-Mattera, Patty Loew. 

It’s here: December 6, 2015. We leave in two hours for Hanoi, and will hit the ground running—literally. We land at 11:25 AM Tuesday and will be met by the Vietnam-USA Society (VUS), the group that has organized our trip. We get a couple of hours to freshen up and then head to the Temple Of Literature and then our first series of meetings and presentations. Our very first meeting with sons and daughters on the other side will be on Wednesday. Keep tabs on the trip with our (hopefully daily, Internet connection depending!) reports from the field, complete with pictures and observations, right here and on the 2 Sides Project Facebook page. 

What a wonderful send off from our family and SDIT brothers and sisters in LA! Thanks to Ron's mom and step dad and to Susan's mom and sisters as well as Tony and Bill Cordero, Terry McGregor and Jeanette Chervony.