Or there about. In Edmonton on the eve of another dental volunteer adventure. Michelle and I head out to the airport at about 3am to fly out to Nicaragua for a two-week trip with Dentistry for All. We are excited about the upcoming days and I hope to be able to make some blog posts along the way. I know, I know, I make the same promise before every trip but one of these times I will good on my promises – I promise.
A few thoughts before getting an early night.
This will be my 9th dental trip since 2006 when Ian and I went to the town of Pisac in the Sacred Valley region of Peru. What started as a notion to expand my children’s view and understanding of the world has turned into a bit of an annual habit. This year marks my first adventure with Dentistry for All. It will be a bit of a change on a number of fronts. First trip with good friends Blaine and Trudy – team leaders and dental classmates. First trip in a few years not being team leader. First trip in a few years with a family member (Michelle) and her first trip as a full fledged dental assistant. First trip to this particular part of Nicaragua. You get the picture.
This post will not hit cyberspace until a week into the trip I’m afraid but is still relevant. Some issues with Internet connectivity, available time and available energy at a time of day when on remains relatively coherent. But here it is.