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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Home Safe and Sound



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.

25 comments:

Dee said...

Wonderful pictures. Glad you had a good trip.

Looking forward to seeing more pictures!

jane said...

Glad that you got home safely. Looking forward to hearing about your trip and seeing more pictures.

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you home safely. Lovely pictures looking forward to seeing more.

Kathy A. said...

Welcome home! Love those photos. Look forward to seeing more.

Katri said...

Welcome home! Lovely photos, looking forward to hearing more of your experience.

Christine said...

Welcome home! Great pictures, looking forward to seeing more

Heidi said...

Wonderful pictures!! So glad that you had a good trip!

Claire said...

great pics so far girl. must have been a wonderful and interesting trip. so glad you're home tho:)

Bonnie Brown said...

those are some amazing pics!
Can't wait to see more :)

Barbi said...

Welcome home Dani! Those are some really powerful pictures!

Bette said...

Your trip sounds lovely. I really like the pictures especially the one of the older lady. You really captured her.

Alice said...

What an amazing opportunity for you all. I am glad you are home safe and sound. My ds spent a spring break in Tanzania refurbishing a school room when he was in the 11th grade and it is something he will never forget. I love the pics so far and look forward to seeing more of them.

Daffycat said...

Welcome home, Dani! It looks like you had an awesome trip. Was the weather as nice as it looks?

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Glad you made it home, safe and sound. Can't wait to see all the photos you took at the end of the week.

claudia said...

So happy to hear you are home safe and sound. The opictures are great. The smiles are very contagious in these pictures. Beautiful people. Can't wait to hear about it all and see more pictures.

Karin said...

Amazing Photos, Dani - like you said, a true trip of a lifetime.

valerie said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to hear all about Experiencia Dominicana

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Welcome home. Great pictures and look forward to some stories about your stay. Man it just goes to show you how much we take our way of life and comfort for granted!
Be always in stitches.

Carol said...

Welcome home, Dani--sounds like your trip is filled with memories that will last a lifetime... Looking forward to hearing (and seeing) all about it :)

Stitchingranny said...

Glad to hear you are home safe and sound Dani. The pictures are great and I look forward to seeing more

Ingrid said...

Glad you home safely.Great pictures!Can't wait to see more !

Terri said...

Welcome home and glad you had a great trip

Lynn said...

Welcome home Dani! Your pictures are fantastic!! I'm looking forward to hearing about your trip through the diary postings.

Suzanne said...

You have taken some great photos. I am glad to hear that you are home safe from your trip.

corinna said...

your DR experiences look life changing for yourseld and those you
effect- thanks for sharing your journey.