As I write this, I am finally back home, after a hot shower and a good meal. My blisters are finally healing, and my sore knee can finally mend. After our 126 miles this jan term (thanks for counting the miles Sam!) my new shoes walked through the first layer of tread, and the leather is already cracking. Being back in the Northwest truly gave me a great perspective on how full and meaningful this trip was. I am exhausted mentally, physically, and financially. Now I raise my head up and look forward into spring semester.