Posted by: Turkadactyl | December 28, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Mrs. Turkadactyl and I have been home for a a couple of weeks now.  It has been a tough adjustment since returning primarily beacuse we arrived to a cold snap.  Edmonton is now coming out of the deep freeze.  The last two weeks have seen weather in the -30 degrees Celsius range and that is before th wind chill.  I am really missing the mild temperatures of the Mediterranean at the moment.  Mrs. T and I appreciate the big welcome we received at the airport.  Mama and Papa Turkadactyl, Drew and Melissa with their new additon to the Teal army, Grace, as well as Emmy (Wes we now you wanted to be there but Sequoia had a bedtime to make), and John and Kim.

As I mentioned before it has been a bit of an adjustment being back home again.  We had no internet at home for a while and I had a chance to work on all the thousands of photographs we took on our five month excursion.  I miss the style of lifestyle we had at Camas.  I grew found of the close living arrangements and the simplicity of lif.  Camas was also a great setting for creativity to thrive.  Our friends and family are spread out across the city and surrounding area.  It is rewarding to live close to those you love.  To all my friends and family in Edmonton, it is time for us to all relocate and live close to each other.

We are not too sure of where to go from here.  We had a fantastic trip.  Our timing is interesting.  We come back spending most of our life savings to make it happen.  When we left oil was trading at $147 and when we return oil is trading in the 40s, the world is in a recession and Canada’s dollar has dropped significantly in value compared to the greenback.  The trip was still worth it even though we do not have much money and the economy is suffering.  Mrs. T and I have come back with lots of fond memories, new friendships and a nagging question of what is next for us.  To all those who are reading this I recommend pushing yourself out of your comfort level.  Leave the country and commit yourself to something with a purpose.  That can be humanitarian aid, helping out at a camp, or writing a book.  Get out there.

Now it is time to look for what is next.

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