Well I made it back to Cajamarca yesterday. I was very excited to return and feel like it's my home. Interestingly, I found it more difficult to leave my family and friends this time around, unlike during winter break. I think it has to do with realizing that we have spent a year away and this is actually is going to be my life for a long while. It is not an experiment. It also connects with the amazing feeling I had when I got back to my simpler life in Cajamarca. I have emotionally accepted that this is my home. Not necessarily Cajamarca, but living abroad, traveling, and experiencing the world from a different perspective.
Don't get me wrong, I love my family and friends and enjoy every minute experiencing their presence. I will continue to miss people and long for my family and friends that can't be replaced. I am however, falling into this lifestyle very easily and feel like I am on the correct course.
Surprisingly we didn't use our "good" camera at all and only have a few pictures from the I-phone and from others. Here are some of the highlights from my trip. I am sure Kerry will have a different perspective and of course different pictures when she returns in a couple of weeks....
We arrived and immediately went to Sobelman's for the burger that I was longing for for a long time. A very nice tradition...
|Shannon and Kieran|
|The world cup puzzle we brought back for the kids.|
Our welcome home signs!
|In line for Goliath!!!|
|Shannon got so crazy I had to cage her for a while.|
|At batman at Six Flags.|
|Getting ready for the trip to the cottage|
|Retrieving the new Aqua Patio|
|Lunch with the family.|
|I didn't make it for the Kessler shots at Vandy's|
|Watching Shannon's game....|
|Golf at Old Hickory|
|Watching Kieran's game.|
|My beautiful bride..|
|The Clum's at the cottage.|
|Heading to Minocua|
|Kayaking with Tom.|
|Heading back for final visits....|
|Kopps... Video to follow.....|
|Peter and his new golf clubs.|