Ellie & I are leaving for Texas this morning. Since we ended up being able to leave two days before we planned, we are taking a kind of meandering route, visiting a few friends along the way. We are going to almost the southernmost point in Texas via Moab, Utah, Kayenta, Arizona, the Gila National Forest, El Paso, Texas, and Marfa, Texas. Linked below is a great article (from June 2018) about the city of McAllen where we will be volunteering for a couple of weeks at Sacred Heart Church's Humanitarian Respite Center. McAllen sits on the northern banks of the Rio Grande River about 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico, south, even, of Corpus Christie. (Also, McAllen has an award winning library housed in a former Walmart!)
Adam is flying back to Boston to get our boat ready to go back in the water later this month. I'll join him there in early October and then we will begin the sail south with the goal of being in the Caribbean by early December.
We are sending all of our love and best imaginary protective force fields to our friends in North Carolina and anyone in the path of Hurricane Florence. Be well, amigos y amigas. Te amamos.