After minor delays, and 2 flights, we made it safely from Peru to Atlanta! We spent a great week with Jeff's family, assimilating back into American society by eating all of the chips, salsa, and ice cream we could get our hands on. We went on picnic lunches, hiked, spent time searching for jobs in the Midwest, and played games. Jeff's parents brought us a whole box full of our clothes that had been sitting in their basement for the past year- after wearing the same shirt for a year, it was like getting a whole new wardrobe!!!!! Many thanks to Nick and Stephanie who housed and fed us for 2 weeks!
During the second weekend back, we rented a car and drove a few hours south to see some college friends who live in Florida. As we drove through Montgomery, Alabama, I saw a sign along the highway that read, 'First White House of the Confederacy.' I had Jeff pull off the highway to do a drive-by. Of course once we got there, I wanted to go inside. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic Confederate Historian. After spending a few minutes walking through the house, we drove around the corner so I could take a picture of the Martin Luther King Jr's church. It was a great pit stop!
For dinner that night we stopped somewhere in the backwoods between Alabama and Florida for roadside BBQ in a gas station parking lot. The ribs were fantastic!
We had a wonderful time visiting with Hans, Nora and their adorable daughter Adrienne. The weather was great, and we explored a small museum in town, rented a boat for an afternoon, walked the beach, enjoyed bottomless mimosas, and Nora and I went to the flea markets. Thank you so much for being awesome hosts- it was so wonderful to spend time with you!