Hello Friends and Family!!
Happy 4th of July!! …with good wishes, actually coming to you from the USA!!
I took a little detour from my plans through Turkey. While coordinating my way to Ghana, I found I could fly through NYC for about the same price as the direct flight to Accra, Ghana plus the hotels for the week in Turkey. So, I decided, feeling a little wary, that a week back in the States to see family and friends and to restock and reenergize was exactly what I needed and the perfect way to get me fully ready, with malaria and diet pepsi prescription refilled, for the rest of the remaining six months on the international road trip around the world!!
I am loving the travel; all I am learning and seeing, between water projects and the people and cultures and the history and the sights and just plain learning about myself and overall personal growth and I am so excited for the whole new world to discover ahead of Africa, India, SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but I am also SO thankful to be home for the for a short stop over and to celebrate the 4th – I am loving the world, but being back home, I also am hugely loving the good old USA!!!
With a little break in the action, I wanted to share a poem that my good friend Laura shared with me and some other close friends before we left on a trip to Greece a couple of years back. With having just been in Turkey and Izmir at my doorsteps, and starting this new leg of travel ahead, I thought it was a perfect poem for the time and a great one to share with you all. Thanks to Laura, Homer and C.P. Cavafy, here is Ithaka:
Have a great Independence Day Everyone and Look forward to seeing you all when I return in six months!! – All the best wishes and good cheers!!