Traveling with Soul

We recently returned from a family trip to Central America; hands down it was both amazing and adventurous.  Reliving Poás Volcano was so, so special for my husband and I as we watched both explore her trails.

©Erica Dunhill

Seeing friends makes any time sweet; spending beach days with friends on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is far from bad too.  Watching our Littles play with their Tico Friends is so wonderful.  Watching them get on so well is all a parent can wish for, especially when far from home {THANK YOU, Friends!! xo}.

And there was Panama:  it involved a by-foot border crossing, slipping into a van with a Spanish-speaking man with whom we took a leap of faith; trusting he'd bring us to Bocas Town.  We bartered with boat captains and hopped between boats to Bastimentos.  And it was worth it.  Two wide-eyed boys watched the landscape and lifestyle change and saw a neighborhood of children make grand games from a mere stick and old ball.  They slept under mosquito nets and through rooster-calls, watched mama goats keep their babes close, met boys in the island jungle, partook in fresh coconuts from their trees and played "marbles" barefoot with a basketball on their hill.  They saw that the world is more than South Florida.  That it's big and varied and now, maybe, understand a little more why we pray for all the children of the world at night in our bed far from this car-less archipelago where they walk to school, have friends without running water or electricity and play daily at the water's edge.

We are so thankful and blessed and everything in between.

Here's to Life, friends!

xo Erica

P.S..- my Passport is always current and documenting moments here or afar is always just an email scheduling away...!  xo