As you may have seen in the last post, we were able to get away to Pokhara a couple weeks ago. It was a very needed time of refreshment and just having family time. In April we had some pretty special visitors. Jeff had to go to the Netherlands for 2 weeks for school, so my dear friends came to keep me company! Jeff was able to get some of his requirements for his PhD done while he was there. He connected with professors and was able to spend time in the library and get some work done. The library looks awesome as it has a grass roof (Hobbits anyone?) and is very modern in style. We are looking forward to visiting it!
I cannot tell you what a joy it was to pick my friends up at the airport. We all cried and it is such a blessing to have friends that you know will help carry you when you feel like you cannot. April is not the prettiest month here, so we headed up to Nargarkot and stayed in the mountains for a couple of days. We read, talked, drank tea, ate, walked and talked some more. It was a great time for me to be able to think about what I have learned being here thus far and how we want to move forward. The weather was not great, but the rains have come and we are so thankful for the cool, crisp air and weather that it brings. Here are some pictures from their time here.
When we were in Nargarkot it happened to be Nepali New Year. They have a different calendar and year system. We did not take Doc's flux capacitor and head to the future, it was Nepali New Year of 2073. I am so, so thankful to have this time with them. It was needed and refreshing. Adrienne, Gayle, Leona and Kelsey THANK YOU! Looking forward to more adventures with friends here.
As we head into monsoon season I'm sure I'll have tales to tell. We are nearing the one year mark of being here in Nepal and hope I can keep sharing our adventures.