A couple days later we went out for ice cream together just before the guys left. You can just see the park bench on the right of this photo where we met :) Thanks guys for being awesome, warm, welcoming Americans. Also, let me know when you plan your next international travel adventure so I can insert myself on a park bench in the middle of it somewhere. :)
It's interesting that in the days since then I've experienced the overwhelming graciousness of many foreigners, mostly Americans. In talking with some non-American friends, one of the things they always say about visiting America is that the people are so great. I'm glad we're known for that.
In other news, I'm heading off on the next adventure today; driving up to the north of Sweden, where the sun literally never sets, and will explore this gorgeous country a few more days. On Saturday I fly to England and Sunday I fly with a group of English doctors to Uganda to help with a pediatric anesthesia course for Mercy Ships. Will write more about that later - but expect quiet on the blog again for awhile. Thanks for your support, dear friends and family, couldn't do this without you!