Thank You!

Today is our last day in Colombia. And this is our final blog post.

Today we’ll finish packing (once all our laundry dries – of all the days to start out cloudy in Medellin), take a jog here on our mile, say a few last goodbyes, and try to send out a draft of an article we’ve been working on (we’ll let you know if it gets published so you can read it :)). But before all that gets started, we wanted to take a minute to thank you for reading.

As we said when we started this blog, we did it for us. It was a way for us to remember all the fun, hard work and ridiculousness we would encounter here in Colombia. It gave us a space to think and recount, and readership by family and friends was a bonus. But as time went by, you turned the tables on us. We started getting comments and emails from many of you, and learned of others silently but devotedly following along, and it made us, well, really happy. Because the hardest thing about being here, hands down, has been not having our friends and family around. (Jim and Pam from The Office were a decent substitute for a while, but they generally only wanted to hang out for about 22 or 44 minutes.)

So we started writing not just for our record, but because we knew you were reading. Some of you, we knew, even worried when we hadn’t posted for a while. And that felt good. It made us feel less disconnected, and like when we get back (tomorrow!) we will have less work to do to share an understanding of what this journey has been like for us, and instead many more stories to laugh about with others who remember them. Thank you for making that possible. We’re excited to see you all soon!

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4 Responses to Thank You!

  1. Martha Nachreiner says:

    I’ll miss reading the blog! Hopefully the book will be out soon..and I wonder who will play each of you in the movie version? Lots to look forward to~~but mostly I am looking forward to seeing you both. Love Mom/Martha

  2. marrohr says:

    Safe travels, see you soon!

    Tia M

  3. Lisa says:

    It’s been great to be an armchair traveler and researcher! Your blog has given me much better idea of what your research is about. And it’s been nice to get to know Jake better through the blog. I’m not sure it will reduce the number of questions for you upon your return, but they may be more varied😉!

  4. Dad says:

    Now, that’s a picture! Should be an album cover for the Time album by Atlantic Starr (songs My Best Friend and/or Along The Way). Or the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden, disc two. (It’s Your World Now). Better yet, the cover picture for your book.
    “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” What an adventure… Thanks for sharing it with us…welcome home.

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