We pulled out of the driveway one year ago, August 15th, 2009.
Two hundred and seventy blog posts ago.
We had wanted to put together a thoughtful and poignant one-year wrap-up post, reflecting on everything we have learned, how our lives have changed for the better, how we’ve grown closer as a family and met so many friends along the way.
Something like my friend and fellow traveler Sarah did here for her blog. Sadly, I didn’t even realize Eat, Pray, Love was a movie (another benefit of traveling – no US media influence.) Anyway, I guess that blows our big movie deal 😉
Despite our intentions, we’re simply too exhausted to undertake such a huge mind-bending exercise right now. Maybe we’ll write it later.
When writing publicly about your life, I think there’s a natural tendency to try to live a better one.
So, this week we’re doing our best to truly relax in Costa Rica and get caught up on all of those other silly things that seem to come up when you finally have 24-hour access to the internet.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us along the way, to those who have given us advice or encouragement or other support, and to the folks reading our blog. Although it’s a big effort, we enjoy it and we hope you enjoy it too.
Pretty soon we’ll be putting Red Beard on a ship to South America where our journey continues. A year ago we thought we would be there and back by now. So much for making plans.