Journal Entry #29 – The week before Easter is a national holiday in Paraguay. Most of the stores shut down and many people leave the city for a little get-a-way. We were blessed to be invited to visit the home of one of our brethren who is from Pilar, a city about 5 hours south of Asunción. It was a wonderful few days of rest and relaxation. We visited with friends, went sightseeing around the old city, ate lots of traditional Paraguayan foods, and even had a chance to ride horses. Coming “back home” from our little vacation felt rather surreal because even though we are now living in Paraguay (for the next five years), we haven’t quite gotten over the feeling that this still feels like a vacation. So, it felt like we came home from vacation while we were still gone on vacation????