Muddy Morning Coffee – August 24th
It seems like time and summer have flown by since the last post. Before I knew it, the temperatures were already dropping in Maryland and glimmers of fall show up here and there.
We’ve been away exploring another country and I have to say that it will take a lot of time to go through all the incredible pictures. However, I truly feel that the powerful stories of the people and the land will make it all worthwhile.
What started as a simple vacation in the Dominican Republic, turned out to be a humbling and solemn experience on the other side of tourism.
Beyond the walls and facade of sprawling five-star hotels and the sea of entitled foreigners, lies a beautiful country with much more to offer than all-inclusive beach resorts and endless pina coladas.
The individuals that I met and had the honor of conversing with have stuck in my mind and soul long after I departed from its shores.
A fisherman and his sons that yearn to go home, families of sugar cane plantation workers,and a successful tour guide who started as a dishwasher, it seemed like everyone that I met had quite the story to tell.
It is my hope that in the next few weeks, leading up to the hunting seasons, that I tell these stories. Not only to share them with you, but to remind myself to stay humble, work hard, and give thanks to every thing I have in my life.
Below is a little peek at a few images taken along the way…