Today is our last night all together! I can’t believe it. I’m definitely not ready to say goodbye to any of the amazing volunteers I’ve gotten so close to in the past two weeks. This morning we all woke up bright and early to feed the elephants breakfast and say goodbye to everyone we’ve worked with at the elephant sanctuary. A pancake breakfast and several rounds of cards later, we all loaded onto the bus and headed back to Siem Reap. Before dinner, everyone has a couple hours to do some last minute shopping for all the folks back home. Some are even buying extra bags to accommodate all their souvenirs, so those of you at home- get excited 🙂
I’m sure there will plenty of smiles and tears tonight and tomorrow at the airport. I told everyone their first day here to look to their left and to their right and that stranger sitting next to them would be their best friend by the end of these two weeks. At the time, I couldn’t even have predicted how true that would end up being. Its bittersweet to say goodbye. I know we’ll all look back on the last two weeks as irreplaceable and unforgettable. We’ll all miss each other but everyone is very excited to see their loved ones back home!
I want to say thank you to all those parents and friends who have followed the blogs (and especially those that commented along the way!). I hope you have enjoyed reading the blog as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.
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Thank you so much for your support and you will be seeing your loved ones soon, no doubt you’ll be hearing all their stories too!
Till next time 🙂
Volunteers shown above: Ike, Maci, Josh, Samantha, and Nick
Volunteers shown above: Emily, Ilana, Jessica, Samantha, Josh, Nick, Ike, Rachel, Shannon, and Allie
Volunteers shown above: Ashlynn, Erin, Maci, Shannon, Ilana, Lindsay, Samantha, Femke, Sarah, Nick, Jessica, Laura, Kristin, Marianne, Emily, Rachel, Josh, Ike, Bailey, Madelaine, Kendra, Alexandria, and Justine