Yesterday was an emotional and long day! Leaving the Dominican Republic was so hard, we had really connected with our families and Dominican Animators. We hit the road by 10AM for the drive from San Pedro de Macoris to La Romana and the airport. We were there almost 3 hours early! The plane was late in arriving so we didn't get up in the air on time. 4 hours later and we arrived in Toronto, too late to make our connecting flight to Ottawa. Thank goodness, flights from Toronto to Ottawa run hourly. We were moved to the next flight and made it home, an hour later than planned. However, we arrived safely, all 14 of us! It was bittersweet leaving, but just as nice to get back home. To nice toilets, where we can flush the paper, constant power, and North American food!
I took over 1500 pictures on the trip, I've done a quick cull and removed duplicates and fuzzy pictures but there is still more to go. I've pulled a few for a quick sample of life in the DR. While there, I did journal about our 7 days and I'll be sharing that (or a form of it) here with you over the next while, accompanied by pictures from our different activities.