Five Island Sojourners

A blog about Homeschool, Cooking and Life in the Tropics

Our Annual Pilgrimage: signing off for 4 days

on July 16, 2012

Today, we are leaving for our annual pilgrimage to another island.  There, we will renew our visas, enjoy the cool mountain air and purchase some very important ingredients for Koko’s kitchen: vanilla beans and vital wheat gluten.  The city is much larger and more developed than our island– it even has a Wendy’s!  We’re already excited about Frosties and Fries, which always remind me of the year Kyle and I were dating, when Wendy’s was a fancy date for us.

To be honest, this trip brings up a lot of negative feelings for me every year.  We are visiting the location where we spent 9 months learning language, which was a very difficult and painful time of life.  We lived in a slum, we didn’t yet have the language and culture understanding to fully enjoy this country, and we experienced the painful separation that comes in the first year overseas.

I probably won’t have internet access, so I’ll be offline for 4 days.  Please pray for this to be a redemptive trip, a bonding trip for our family, and a fun trip for everyone!  Here’s a picture in the meantime: visiting a nearby island in a water taxi.  Riding these wooden boats is one of my favorite island delights– salty, cool air whipping through your hair and the cloying scent of gasoline wafting through the air.

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One response to “Our Annual Pilgrimage: signing off for 4 days

  1. Krisie says:

    Too true, Wendy’s and Denny’s were Dan and my frequent dates. Food on a budget and avoiding the dining hall at college.

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