I’m back from the trip I mentioned last week, exhausted but quite happy. Loads of work, loads of quiet time to reflect, loads of fun times with folks I met on the trip (both on my team as well as folks on St. Martin).
You can see the photos I took at my Flickr site here. There are a whole lot of photos just of the streets in Marigot, the city we stayed in — that’s because I badly want my kids to understand how fortunate we are here in the US. The shed in our back yard is leaky, mouldy, and squirrel-infested, but it’s better than many of the shacks the Haitian escapees live in. (And it’s tough to imagine the conditions they left in Haiti…)
I’m fortunate things worked out in where Pam could take a week off work to take my place as caregiver for our kids. I don’t know when I’ll be able to go on another trip, but wow, what a great experience this one was!