Sunday, May 13, 2007

Back in town

Updates everyday was so nice. While I was gone I thought about the family a lot and wondered how Quinn was doing. Pictures can do a lot for morale. I left the camera with Steph for just that purpose. I did have my cell phone with me and was able to take some pictures of my own in Columbia. A lot of friends and fam have been asking about my recent trip, and this seems to be the best way to get in touch with everyone. So I'll throw some pics on here in no particular order, and add a quick show and tell style narration. I'm afraid all the real stories that accompany these photos will have to be told in person. This is a glimpse of what the place was like.

If you look in the doorway, I saw a little baby crawling around in the dirt. I'm thankful Quinn was born near Boston children's hospital.

Most of the work I did involved climbing towers.

The is a picture I took of myself shortly after the wind almost took me off balance. I needed a moment to regain my composer and I wanted to see what I looked like all flustered.

The heat was pretty miserable considering the work we were trying to do.

A Colombian sailor dropped his cell phone in the water, so he fetched a boy off the street to dive in and get it for him. The boy did, and got no money for his services.

We were well guarded at all times during our trips to the remote outposts, but a guard dog mistook me for an intruder and gave me a bite.

The city of Cartagena was a real experience. Break dancing for money doesn't just happen in the US.
Also, there were guns everywhere. Of course I took random opportunities to strike a pose.

So there's a few pics from the trip. I'm glad to be home celebrating my wife's first mothers day. Being gone for a few weeks gave an interesting perspective on just how fast kids grow. Quinn looks bigger, sounds older, and has developed more skills since I've been gone. Steph brought him to the airport to pick me up, and I've never experienced that kind of a homecoming. It was terrific laying eyes on a happy and healthy little boy.


GoQuinnGo! said...

Glad you're home safe & sound, Dan. Was that you break dancing in the street? It's kinda hard to tell in the picture. Lol.

Happy Mother's Day to you Steph! You get my vote for Mother of the Year.


Anonymous said...

Dan, I wasn't really sure what kind of work you do, but the pictures sure look scary! Nohno Mary would've freaked out seeing you way up so far off the ground!

Steph, Kristin, Joyce and Malinda: you all take the mother of the year award as far as I'm concerned! Not only do you have beautiful children, they are the just the sweetest, too!

Aunt Nik