I am writing from the Mexico City airport, where we have been for the last 5 hours. We left San Pedro de Macoris this morning and drove 1 hour to Santo Domingo to catch our 8:30 flight. We flew first from the DR to Panama City, and on to Mexico City. We'll be here for 2 more hours before we go Tijuana. Our last day in the DR was really special. We went to a nice beach and played in the water, cleaned the base and packed, and then a church that we have been working closely with had a party for us. We felt like honored guests as they thanked us for the work we had done in their country, and served us a meal they had cooked.
I'll miss the beauty of the Dominican Republic, but I'm very glad to be heading back to the "home base" in Tijuana!