Selamat Tinggal, Tembagapura!

Our adventure in Indonesia has come to an end. We’ve met some amazing people, had some incredible experiences, traveled across the globe, and filled a lifetime of memories in three years. It’s been hard living the crazy life, but we’re realizing that it’s even harder leaving it.

The girls and I left Tembagapura this morning. Chris, who will join us in Phoenix toward the end of July, is returning to the corporate office where his job will send him back to Tembagapura for quarterly visits. Unfortunately, for the girls and me, it’s the end. We’ll never have another opportunity to ride the chopper up or down the mountain, hear a Wednesday afternoon alarm, eat dinner at the Lupe, or enjoy a mountain thunderstorm. And, there will never be an opportunity for a Sunday afternoon drive through the old neighborhood to see how it’s changed. Not ever has a move felt more permanent!

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Ally and Kylee preparing to board the chopper for our final departure from Tembagapura.  Even as I write this (sitting by the pool in Bali), it still hasn’t sunk in that we’ve left; it just feels like we’re on vacation.

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The girls on Kuta Beach. We’re staying in Bali for a few days before continuing our long journey home.

Every story has an ending, but this isn’t it. Stay tuned for a few more posts as we experience repatriation ….

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8 Responses to Selamat Tinggal, Tembagapura!

  1. Dianna Middleton says:

    A big sigh from the states. 😦

    • Kriste Rose says:

      You surely know how it feels! There’s still a crazy mixture of feelings coursing through our bodies. Something that I don’t think we’ll ever get over. I’ll respond to your private email soon. Even in Bali, I haven’t had much time to sit and relax. We’re still trying to jam as much in as we can.

  2. Lori says:

    Looking forward to seeing you!!! Welcome home !

  3. Gayle says:

    Change is tough!! We look forward to seeing you! Safe travels!

  4. frauhubbard says:

    I am so sorry our paths won’t cross. Best wishes from SD as we await the movers tomorrow.

    • Kriste Rose says:

      Yes, our plans changed a little and we decided to leave a few weeks before Chris. Your adventure is beginning just as our adventure is ending! That’s how is goes on the mountain. I wish you the very best! It can be a tough place to live, but it’s an incredible experience! Enjoy it!!

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