We landed in San Diego to a large and enthusiastic crowd of family and friends who were all so excited that their sons and daughters were home -- safe and sound. The energy of the return, while not quite as profound as the departure, is still an emotional beast.
We're all about to leave some of the best friends we will ever make. The days ahead will bring some profound sadness and withdrawal symptoms. We all couldn't believe we were getting on the ship and now we can't believe we are getting off. While we've been here before (physically and emotionally), dry land brings with it some serious uncharted emotional waters. Fortunately the promise of good Mexican food, a local IPA, and even the thought of mowing the front lawn seems to help deaden the anxiety of departure. So, without magic ruby slippers, but with great gratitude for all that we have experienced and all whom we have met ---- we're home.Posted by rohwedde at January 23, 2011 12:47 PM