Go ahead and let the song play while you read this post. I let it play while I wrote it.
Sorry we’ve been out of touch. Casey’s dad and stepmom came to visit for the past week. We saw the sights here in Medellin, and went to Cartagena. It was all great, and wonderful to spend some time with them.
Also, as an added perk of their visit – and as we’d long ago polished off what Caitlin brought us – they brought us another jar of peanut butter, which should get us through to the end of the trip. Because yes, we fly back to the US in nine days. That’s right, we’re into single digits. We have a bajillion things to do between now and then, including what we’re calling our farewell tour in the campo. On that trip we’ll give the people we’ve been working with in the municipalities all the data we’ve collected, organized and mapped. And we’ll say our goodbyes and thank yous, and give and receive some hugs. We’re sure it will be bittersweet.
And then we’ll pack up everything, say goodbyes to our few friends here in Medellin, and head home. We’ll try to drop an update before we actually depart. In the meanwhile, please send us some good vibes for the final days.