… it’s time to go home! Oh my gosh… I just spent an unspeakable number of hours traveling, approximately 150 hours sweating, and the better part of the week taking care of, serving and loving up on nearly 700 Dominicans… and it feels like it all went by in the blink of an eye.
We are currently in a hotel in downtown Santo Domingo. Most of us were in our bathing suits and enjoying a dip in the pool within minutes of receiving our room keys. We compared notes on bug bites, swollen extremities, and generalized grossness while we bobbed in the refreshing water. There was time for one last trek to the Super Mercado (super market) and the frozen yogurt joint for some of the group and now it’s time to unwind and hit the hay.
In the morning, we’ll enjoy a nice breakfast buffet and then gather for a group de-briefing before leaving for the airport. Meeting to talk, laugh and maybe cry a little bit together at the end of an intense trip like this is always a good way to start the physical and emotional transition back to our everyday lives.