The Final Countdown

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.


The owner of our hotel in Cartagena had us pose for this photo. More importantly, he told the construction crew doing his remodeling not to start before 10 a.m. while we were there!


No explanation needed. (Alright fine – these masks were part of an exhibit at the Botero museum.)


Case and I snuck off for a private sunset drink in Cartagena. What a beautiful wife I have 🙂

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.

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3 Responses to The Final Countdown

  1. Martha Nachreiner says:

    Glad you had such a nice time at the end of your time in Colombia! Safe travels❤️

  2. Martha Nachreiner says:

    Oh, and I almost forgot to add my vote to Jake’s–Casey is beautiful, indeed.

  3. Dad says:

    Good, good, good vibrations… (OK, you caught me, that’s Brian Wilson’s). Have a wonderful trip to the campo and a safe trip home. We had a ball with you guys. Thank you so much.

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