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Los Angeles, United States

Greetings from Northern California. Yep, we decided to shorten our trip and head home after 5 months on the road. There are many reasons that led us to this decision - one not to ignore was our ever-so-quickly dwindling travel funds. We wanted to have a little stash of cash to help us settle back into home life again and when we found ourselves inching towards that Golden stash, we decided to save the second half of the trip for another time and hop on a flight home.

Life on the road can be tough. While we had the time of our lives, met some amazing people (yes, that's you) and created memories that will last a lifetime, we were also tired of the backpacker circuit and all the decision making we faced day in and day out. We missed our family and friends more that we imagined and we ached to get back to some of the structure that we had created at home. I can't believe that I am admitting to missing "structure", but I guess it's engrained in me and it's something that I depend on in my comfort zone.

But the whole idea of the trip was to experience life outside our comfort zones, and that we certainly did. In flipping through the heaps of photos we took over the last months, we are flooded with all kinds of stories - good, bad and ugly with laughter strewn throughout. We haven't yet taken the time to sit down and really discuss what we felt we accomplished over the past 5 months, but it's something that we would like to do soon. We both feel that our travels, as well as all that led up to this point in time has changed us for the better.

More to follow... with love.

permalink written by  TwoSouls on May 29, 2008 from Los Angeles, United States
from the travel blog: Ya Ready to Go Home? Yeah, Me Too...
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jen and tim, hi, and happy homecoming. happy baby-to-come! happy world that is now very different, whatever shape that world will be here as you create it back from your trip.

sending energy for any tasks on deck. also sending a virtual assist. imagine my two hands, jen. i'm holding back your hair while you puke on the road to mommy-hood. (!)

x to the massive o. i luf you. --kates.

permalink written by  kates on May 29, 2008

Glad to see you made it back home. Mia misses the face stretches.


permalink written by  Jack Petty on July 31, 2008

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