Tuesday, November 24, 2009

From "The Lost Foreigner" to "Lost luggage"

Poor Jeff... Delta has lost his luggage. When we got to ATL this afternoon, got processed in and went to retrieve our luggage to clear customs, it was not there! Unfortunately, they haven't found it before now (we're about to board), but we are hoping and praying that it will be there when we get to Valdosta. All his souvenirs and clothes are there... he bought some really beautiful pieces of wood carvings in El Remate yesterday afternoon, and I'm just sick that he won't have it when he gets home.

We've had a bit of a tough time trying to get through all the security checkpoints and clearing customs twice each way. They are really interested in the amount of equipment we are carrying, and Jeff actually had to pay a computer tax in Cancun, because he was carrying two laptops. My portable printer has been another source of interest as well.

Right now, we are sitting in ATL waiting on the last leg of our flight to VLD. Cameron got home (he left us earlier in ATL, since he lives here and will be home for Thanksgiving.) It's been a long day... a long week... but very rewarding, to say the least.

Peten was absolutely incredible yesterday. It truly was a chance of a lifetime to tour some of the world's most intriguing ruins at Tikal Park. Here's a photo, just to give you a taste of what it was like:

We'll be continuing our work, for sure. There's lots to be done, reports to be written, and things to be shared with all. This is a great week, and we all are excited to see our family and friends. More later, I am sure.

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