Safely back in Kathmandu

Hi everybody!  Suzanne here with the final cybercast for the Fall 2010 Everest Base Camp trek.  We woke up early this morning to clear skies and flew from Lukla to Kathmandu on smooth air.  It was great to see some big snowy mountains on our way back and reflect on our journey, and also great to finally get back to the Yak and Yeti and take a truly hot shower.  Everyone is back in one piece and beginning the process of moving into our regular lives, but enjoying a couple days to do so slowly.  A few folks went shopping this afternoon, some caught up on email, others just enjoyed being back in a familiar environment.  We enjoyed a farewell dinner together at Rum Doodle, a famous restaurant here in town, and left our footprint for future trekkers and expeditions to find.  We’ll be heading home over the next couple of days, but will always have pictures and memories of our time here.  Thanks to everyone for following our trek, and we’ll see you soon!


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