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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

May 29, 2014

Up with the Belizean sunrise around 5:45 a.m., it was time to prepare for our journey home. Miss Carmen, the chef for Tobacco Caye, had a breakfast of eggs, bread, ham, fresh watermelon and pineapple prepared by 6:15 a.m. to start our day. We were all packed and set to go on the dock by 7 a.m. for our “water taxi” departure. All of the wonderful staff from Tobacco Caye came to see us off at the dock with thanks and well wishes.

The ferry ride back into Dangriga was much smoother on the larger vessel than the smaller boats we traveled in through the choppy water during our initial trip to the island. Upon arriving in Dangriga, Justin and Chester, our Monkey Bay guides awaited us with our green velvet seat school bus. With the familiar sounds of Christopher Martin, the group's new favorite musical artist, flowing from the sound system, we were on our way. We made an hour drive back to Monkey Bay where we were provided a sack lunch before heading to the airport. This is also where we dropped off Mathilde and Michael from Tobacco Caye,as they were spending the next few nights at the facility. We again thanked Fiona and the staff at Monkey Bay for their outstanding hospitality and again we were on the road.

belizehomeJust two hours later we found ourselves in front of the Belize City Airport. It felt like yesterday that we arrived to the friendly faces of Irma and Juan upon arriving to Belize. This time we were saying our goodbyes to Justin and Chester. Check-in and immigration was a breeze and before we knew it we were miles high and headed for Miami International Airport. A three hour layover later and we were back in the air headed for Boston.

Although we are all excited to get home to our friends and families and to share our stories, this is a bittersweet time as we will never forget all of the amazing memories of adventure, conquering fears, and understanding new cultures, that we made in Belize.