After traveling 19 hours on three planes, I’ve finally made it back to my guest family, public school and fellow volunteers in Barranquilla, Colombia. After being medically evacuated from my Peace Corps site last month, I spent three weeks in and around my home town of Woodward, Iowa, where I saw five doctors, got more blood drawn than a vampire can drink, and got a clean bill of health. And as an added bonus, on my way back I checked two full bags and more carry-on luggae than any normal person would dare to attempt. I brought back camera equipment, Twizzlers for my fellow volunteers and two musical items that should make the next two years well worth the $70 extra bag fee. … here to read more