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After two weeks in the Galapagos Islands, I arrived home on Sunday morning after 24 hours of flights and layovers. It was such a relief to hear the immigration officer in Atlanta (my first stop in the U.S.) look at my passport and say, “Welcome home.” Elizabeth and Chris met me at the airport with kisses, hugs, and of course, flowers! My mother-in-law had prepared a feast for lunch, and after a shower I was able to sleep for a couple hours and start to feel normal again. I took Monday off to get our house back in order (which was mostly successful!) and now I’m back to work.

The Living Science team was very successful at shooting amazing video of the islands and the animals. They also recorded the students talking about the animals and question-and-answer sessions with me. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product, which will include a DVD and a curriculum based on our experiences in the Galapagos. It will be part of a larger science curriculum for junior high and high school homeschool students that is very hands-on and experience-based science.

Although I wasn’t able to transmit blogs while in the Galapagos due to almost zero internet access, I was blogging every day and will begin posting this week. Be sure to check in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the next month and travel with me to the Galapagos Islands through words and plenty of pictures. If you ever get the opportunity to travel to the Galapagos, take advantage of it because it will be the trip of a lifetime.

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