After we said our goodbyes, we took the bus to San Jose and had one last night in Costa Rica. We returned to our favorite restaurant from our honeymoon, Tin Jo. We shared a yummy meal and spent time reflecting on the past two years. We are so grateful for the experiences we’ve had! We flew by the seat of our pants. Spent quality time with family and friends. Touched the arctic ocean! Explored the streets of Montreal. Climbed to the top of Precipice. Lived by the beach and watched the sunset every night. Explored the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Spent two weeks in Costa Rica! I could go on and on.
To close things out, here’s how it went down. We got back to the states, signed any last paperwork for the house, and took the bus (again) all the way to Chattanooga. From there, we road-tripped with Jonathan’s grandparents to Maryland for Thanksgiving with his family. After the holiday we booked it back to Chattanooga and packed all of our things into one GIANT truck. Come December, we’d be residents of the sunshine state!
With one month before school starts, Jonathan and I completely settled in. We unpacked all the boxes we packed up over two years ago and got rid of SO. MUCH. STUFF. It’s amazing what we kept and thought we needed! Any moment we weren’t unpacking or getting ready for school, we’d go explore. Because, you know, we like to do that kind of thing. We went to the beach. Brr! Went and watched the manatees in the spring. So cool! Spent some more time reflecting on all the change that was about to ensue.
But as one chapter ends, another one starts. We’ve accepted the challenge with open arms. After all, you can do anything if you’ve got God and your best friend on your side, right?
With that, we say good-bye. Much love friends!! It’s been a joy to share this journey with you. Thank you so much for following along.
Until next time!
Jonathan + Monika