The longest August 31st of my life finally ended. It was literally something over 33 hours long, but I'm not sure exactly how long because I changed time zones so many times...I woke up in Seville at 5:30, then flew east, then west across ... nine? ... time zones to California.
After sleeping for 11 or so hours, I woke up into a bright San Francisco day.
That night, around 9pm, I gave a presentation to a moderately-sized crowd of my sister's friends and colleagues (plus my parents! Hi, Mom and Dad!). I showed off the dozens of souvenirs I'd brought back with me, plus gave a powerpoint presentation. I'd be happy to share it with y'all, but haven't yet figured out how to do that. (I successfully saved it as a website, but since it's still only hosted on my hard drive, no one else can see it. Any advice, internet-savvy friends?)
The audience asked lots of great questions, laughed in all the right places, and hopefully left with a better understanding of Morocco than they'd arrived with. Score one for Goal 3! :)
3 years ago