On September 28, Abe, Tuerta (cats), Toby (dog), and I boarded Royal Jordanian flight 261 and departed Jordan for the last time as a resident. All made it safely to JFK, and Mari swooped in driving the petmobile (rented mini-van) and whisked us off to the hospitable comfort of Hermana Diana's house for an overnight. After a quick drive down to DC, we were all happily back in our Lot 33 condo, not too much the worse for wear after two rental years.
After two years and two months it's been a good stay and I can say honestly that I would have stayed longer had my work assignment allowed. We found Jordan an easy place to live, much easier than our earlier experiences in Ethiopia and Bangladesh. I enjoyed talented colleagues, great food, and relative calm in a region of turmoil Luckily I'll be back from time to time to help out with my "old" project. So here's a big thanks to the colleagues and friends we made in Amman. It's comforting to know we're only as far away as an email.
Meanwhile I'll re-start writing in my Written in Caps blog to keep the family up to date on life in DC and other world cities as I resume my traveling life.