A trip of this magnitude has a way of turning my attention towards gratitude — for the people who make this possible, who keep me sane and make this possible. To name a few…

I am grateful to our friends in Seattle — Kavita, Ray, Amie, Emily, Noah, Tae, Dano, Ashley, Joy, Sarah, Jon, and too many others to note — who lent moral support, helped us get the house in order, and tended to loose ends since; and to those who have taken a keen interest in what we’re doing, in following this blog and commenting on what you’ve enjoyed…

I am grateful to my friend Chloe who came to visit within days of arriving in London, and provided a semblance of the familiar amidst the unfamilar…

I am grateful to my mama who brings her enthusiasm, unconditional love, and can-do spirit to our journey ahead in Spain; and to my family Natuka, Diana, Celina, and Clarita for receiving us here so warmly…

And most of all, I am grateful to Janet and my kids whose love, temperament, wit, patience, and curiosity make all this possible.

None of this would be possible without you. I love you all. Thank you from my bottom of my heart.