Two co-workers and I made the 4 hour drive to DR and back to camp. I gave them a tour of the ecovillage, and they said they had a great time and learned a lot. It was nice to see my friends again, even if it was only for a few hours.
For the prospects of, prehaps, some paid work and experiencing a DR winter, I have decided to come home at Thanksgiving. I got some winter housing to rent, and I’ll probably have to get firewood when I get home even though I don’t like burning dead trees for my heat.