Today it was time to say goodbye to Guyana and make my way back home. I was tired after the long flight to JFK then only to find out my connection to Boston was cancelled and I would not be able to get another flight until the next afternoon - - and via Detroit!!!!! Being a frequent traveler and knowing nearby Laguardia Airport had shuttles to Boston, I inquired about availability and luckily was able to hop on a bus to the nearby airport and make the last evening flight out.
I landed in Boston in the late evening not looking forward to the hour or so drive home. But during the drive, my mind replayed one of the most interesting trips I had ever been on. While I didn't spot the jaguar, I did see a giant anteater, well over 300 species of birds - many of which I had never seen before - the giant water lily blooming and had the most incredible conversations and adventures with the local people I met (not to mention the cast of characters that were part of the tour group!!!). I have visited 24 countries, mostly in South and Central America and Africa. Of all trips, this journey will go down as one of the best with some of the most unique and interesting experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life!!! Although, I may need to return to find that elusive jaguar!!!!!!