Home leave 2017

We did it! We arrived in Hot Springs Friday afternoon. David and Alison picked us up at the airport and brought us to the lake house we’re renting. They have been lifesavers – they’re loaning us a car until ours arrive, they brought us homemade lasagna for dinner, stocked us with other basic food supplies, and they put together this great baskets of goodies with things we will need (paper towels, detergent, etc.), as well as fun things like cat toys and bubbles to blow while we’re sitting on the porch. Thank you so much! What a great welcome home!

Goodie basket from David and Alison

Goodie basket from David and Alison

Flavia did great on the trip. That is always my biggest stressor, but everything went without a hitch. She even got to go to the Centurion Lounge in Houston. And she’s adapting well to the lake house.

Yesterday Pamela came over and spent the day. She and I went to McClard’s for lunch, and then we spent the rest of the day on the porch, yakking and watching the world go by. The weather was in the 80s with a nice breeze – this morning it’s stormy, which I love.

Our last few days in Guadalajara were pretty nice. We went to the VIP theatre last Sunday to see “Planet of the Apes.” John’s boss Ray took us out for a nice steak dinner on Tuesday at one of our favorite restaurants, and John and I made a final trip to Corazon de Alcachofa on Thursday.

I helped teach my last English class on Wednesday. Saying goodbye to the guards was really the hardest. I got to know many of them, and they’re just so nice. The class brought in a cake to celebrate – so sweet.

English class

English class

Katana, one of my favorite guards - he writes beautiful poetry!

Katana, one of my favorite guards – he writes beautiful poetry!

My team brought in lunch for my last day, and even Ale who is out on maternity leave came to say goodbye.

So there you have it – three years wrapped up and we’re on our way to the next adventure – but first, a relaxing two weeks on the lake and the chance to see family and friends!

View for the next two weeks! Stormy this morning.

View for the next two weeks! Stormy this morning.

Hanging with Muffy

Hanging with Muffy

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