Day: July 19, 2015

Finally Home!

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Aundrea and I were up and at the airport by 5:30am for our 6:30am flight. All went well and we landed safely then caught a water taxi to Tanda Malaika.

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As we approached Red Frog Marina, my heart raced knowing I was going to see my creatures soon.  All the boats sitting peacefully in the water seemed to softly welcome me home. It’s a bit of heaven.

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All the creatures were on the dock waiting, and we embraced over and over again, telling each other how much we missed and love each other.

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The creatures were excited to show Aundrea the boat, and were so thrilled to see their sister again.

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After the tour they sat and chatted, catching up on sibling stuff, then Emma showed her around the marina.

With blue skies above, the kids set out on the neighbors kayaks and paddle boards.

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After that our neighbors joined us with their sweet pup, Libby, and we showed them where Polo Beach is.

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Notice Mycah’s poodle purse:)

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It felt so good to be immersed in the ocean again.  We played piggy in the middle and just splashed around for a while. I am so grateful for my wonderful children.  They are so full of love and so incredibly fun to enjoy life with.

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On our walk back we saw a baby ray and a sloth.

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We got back to the boat just in time for a gorgeous rain storm.

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It feels good to be home. Back with my crazy creatures.  Back where the rainforest meets the ocean, where  toucans and parrots can be heard through the foliage and sloths hang lazily in the trees. Back where life is simple, wind filled sails give me butterflies and at night I am rocked to sleep.

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Travel day #2. Done!

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Last night Aundrea and I turned the TV on and at about 9pm and saw a pizza hut add for pizza with a new crust with cheese in it and it looked SO good to us…so we ordered one!

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It was a lot of pizza for the two of us and we didn’t quite finish it but fell asleep to very full and satisfied bellies.

Our day began by waking at 3:30am, to be at the airport at 4am.

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Aundrea is so fun to travel with! We had a 4 hour layover in the Denver airport where I called both my moms to check in, and we wandered around and sat and read and wandered some more. Aundrea was so excited to go out of the country for the first time!  I got a picture of her when we got off the plane in Panama City.

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After an hour taxi ride we reached our hotel which is close to the smaller airport we fly out of in the morning.

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Aundrea wanted me to take a photo of the toilet in our hotel bathroom because she can’t get over how cool it is.  In fact she thinks it’s the coolest bathroom shes ever been in in her whole life.

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Ah, the simple pleasures of life…

Danny is in Istanbul, Turkey, and sent this picture today.

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We still don’t have a return date for him yet, but most likely the first part of August.

The creatures worked hard today.  They were asked to scrub a charter boat in the marina.  All 5 of them worked together for 6 hours. They are so excited to see us, and we are them. It’s going to feel so good to slip under the covers in my bed on the boat tomorrow night.

Tomorrow our day will start at 5:10am, with a short flight to Bocas, then a water taxi ride to Tanda Malaika.