Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Jonathan and I are getting ready to move to Granada, Nicaragua for a year with our sons, Jules (16) and Noah (13). We leave in a month and the reality is setting in. It was one thing to contemplate this amazing adventure to take place at 14 degrees latitude during the long, dark winter in Seattle and quite another to move us all there, leaving the Pacific Northwest during these beautiful days lengthening toward the solstice. It smells so good here.
But it smells really good in Nicaragua, too. Stepping off the airplane, there is always a moment when I really know we are there. It smells like wood smoke, tropical forest and floor polish. I can't wait to go, but there is so much to do to get ready.