Today we'll begin a long journey home. We've packed several suitcases with items we can leave in the United States, and when we return after Easter, we'll reload those cases with all the stuff we miss -- peanut butter, our favorite cereals, rubber
bands and really good construction paper. Gary and Lauren will go straight to LA to visit Gary's wonderful mother, and I'll head to Kansas City to see my own mom. Then we'll all meet up for Easter and head north to the Bay Area and eventually to
Lake County, Californa. We have a lot to do and hope to reconnect with friends we haven't seen since our adventure began in January. If and when we finally leave Costa Rica, clearly it will be a struggle to say goodbye.