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Here are some questions people asked us as we prepared for the trip.

Where are the Marshall Islands?

They're halfway between Hawaii and Japan, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The island that we're on is called Majuro; it's the capital.

What are you doing there?

Randall is working for the College of the Marshall Islands, a small community college on Majuro. I'm a housewife, taking care of our two kids: Nathaniel, 3, and Katherine, 3 months old.

How long will you be there?

Randall's contract is for two years. We may stay longer if we decide we like it.

Are typhoons/tsunamis a danger?

Because of our location within Micronesia, typhoons are rare and tsunamis are not an issue.

What is the weather like?

In general, it's hot and humid. A good rule of thumb is 85... 85 degrees, 85% humidity and 85 degrees in the water. But there's usually a breeze, so that helps. It rains just about every day, but usually only for a few minutes.

What's the time difference?

We're about 17 hours ahead of EST. So if it's 10 p.m. on Sunday here, it's 5 a.m. on Sunday morning in Ohio.

Why is the site called LennoxScootcher.com?

John Muir coined the word "scootcher," and it means "a grand adventure". Randall's sister Debbie introduced us to the word about a year ago and we've used it to describe lots of fun trips. When we were preparing for this trip, we told Nate we were going on a "giant scootcher", so it seemed the most logical choice for our web site name.