Welcome to our family blog!

We began in September 2010 by traveling a portion of the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route that leads to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago, Galicia, in the northwestern corner of Spain. The name of our blog is inspired by the camino, and we'll have many stories (cuentos) to tell! We spent 2010-2011 on an intentional international journey, living and working in Spanish-speaking countries. Since then, we are immersed back in our lives at home but will report on occasional openings and discoveries. Please join us!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Upside Down Seasons

In January, in the middle of one of the snowiest winters on record, we flew to Guatemala.  In the midst of poverty, we found bouganvilleas filling our vision with their bright colors. Jacaranda high up in the air created a violet mist above us. Cool air, but in the nighttime, where it belongs. We slept with the window open and the cool moonlight pooling on the floor. In the daytime, it was warm enough to consider swimming.
Near the spring solstice, we will fly south, to autumn. It will be cold, with mountain air catching in our throats. We will live in the mountains as the fall progresses, into winter.

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