15 Flights, 6 Trains, Numerous Car Rides, Dozens of Metros, Multiple Trams, A handful of Ferries, 1 Balloon, 1 Horse and 1 Camel ride- we are back on US soil!!
04/23/2010 - 04/23/2010 70 °F
Yesterday we arrived at Washington DC (Dulles Airport) at around 7pm EST via Madrid, Spain. Our amazing journey, though not quite over (Yo says it is not over until we walk in our front door), is back in the "Land of the Free". I cannot tell you how incredible the last few months have truly been. Yona and I have started to take time to reflect and everytime we do it gets better and more rich. We arrived in DC to visit with our dear friends Zanna and David Yardas and their family. Last night as we savored our first home cooked meal in a long time (though we had a few "home cooked meals" on the road they were not the same), Yona and I just began to ramble on and on. We have so much to tell it is overwhelming. I am sure all our friends will get many different versions and ideas all from our experience--and all who have read the blog have already got some. I want to express my great thanks to all the family and friends who read and commented on our blog. We had fun telling the tales and relished in the comments- checking constantly when we posted something new.
On a personal note, this trip has been one of the greatest things I have ever done in my life (just below obviously things like the births of my children). I have learned so much about myself and how the I relate to the world. I am so blessed to have such a brave family and an amazing wife willing to step out of regular life and ride along the edges of the great unknown. As a family we have had our moments- laughing, crying, fighting and loving and every other emotion on the chart. Many times we have been asked if we have become closer? We have all grown in so many ways from this experience and what I believe makes us closer is the shared experience itself--we were all out there together through the ups and down, good and bad, ugly and beautiful....all of it. This bond will live with us forever.
Thanks for coming along!!!!!!!!