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Finale: You Always Make It Home

My mother has a fear of being lost.  She is great at traveling, and spent my childhood toting me all over the state for endless competitions and summer vacations.  In high school, we traveled together to France along with ten other mom-and-daughter pairs.  Still, she is afraid of being lost. I blame this on two… Continue reading Finale: You Always Make It Home

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Part 12: Another Delay…

That night, Memorial Day, we found out that the airport would not be open by Wednesday.  Instead it would open Thursday, and our flights were now pushed until Sunday—exactly nine days after they scheduled.  If we flew out Sunday, we would arrive in Atlanta Sunday night (well, actually more like 2 a.m. on Monday) which… Continue reading Part 12: Another Delay…

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Part 10: The Great ATM Debacle

As the day continued, the rain came down harder.  To those of you in Nashville, it was comparable (if not worse) than the rains that brought on the Nashville flood.  We started hearing stories of mudslides in neighboring towns.  Panabaj, the town where the old Hospitalito Atitlan existed, was evacuated due to the beginnings of… Continue reading Part 10: The Great ATM Debacle