Been back in the States for 10 days.
First, was a reunion with son, Josh, and a trip to and through the Grand Canyon. I have posted that adventure elsewhere. SO thankful for the experience and for God's grace and the strength to make it through!
Then, next, to my brother Bruce's home in San Diego. (actually, Bonita). What a great time getting back together with Larry and Bruce. We three guys started out in life with our fair share of competition, but God has worked a wonderful miracle in bringing us into the 3 peas in a pod relationship. Larry is 72. Bruce is 62. And, I am 65. Whoever would've thought that we would have the capacity to gather and enjoy each other so much. We leave in a couple days to spend another week together with each other and with our two sisters in Iowa. What fun!
Two things I've notices about the States, since being away for one year, that really come under one description: options.
1. There are (paved) roads to everywhere.
2. The amount and variety of food is unbelievable. I'm sure I knew this before the year in Costa Rica, but what is taken for granted here is very absent in Costa Rica.
With being back only 10 days, or so, I can say that while I am enjoying all the options of the States, I am already looking forward to getting back to the greater simplicity of CR.