Sunday, December 10, 2006

#91 What’s Normal Anyway?

After 10 days crossing the Atlantic, we arrived Thursday in Florida.

Banner-waving students lined the ship’s rails and banner-waving families and friends lined the dock.

A few hours later, we walked down the gangway for the last time, left the MV Explorer gleaming in the Florida sun, and plunged back into “normal” society. Earlier this week our thoughtful friend Donna wrote:
I've been thinking about you as you journey back home and wonder how you are going to feel. You've taken on a new "normal" these past months and I can't help but think (from my own experience) that life here will seem eerily abnormal for a while.
So in our current state of heightened awareness, we’ve decided to hit the road for a few days to postpone our winter entry while keeping a keen eye out for abnormal behavior. We’re thinking Key West…

Yours in pursuing normalcy,


  1. Welcome back! I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your blog these last months. I can't believe it's over already. -- Kathy Turner

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and viewing your photos these past several months!! However, if you're looking for normalcy, I'm not sure you'll find it in Key West. Welcome home!

    Best Regards,

  3. You'll probably have some culture's worse when you come home because you see things in a totally different way.

    Welcome home!!!

  4. Hey! Sounds more like pursuing a sun tan to me! ;-)