Symbolic of…something

I just got home and started bringing bags/equipment crates inside.  A turned to put my new CSUCI (aka CIinCI) hat on our hat rack and what did I see?  This:  

To the left is either my son’s or wife’s Koru Cafe hat we got last year and to the right is my “old school” CSUCI hat from circa 2006.  I think this symbolizes something, but I can’t quite figure it out in my exhaustion/unpacking stupor.  

I welcome interpretations of said hat rack.

Heading Home

We are on our way home after two fantastic weeks of learning, service, all manner of interdisciplinary coastal monitoring and assessment, cultural exchange, and making tons of new friends.

Our internet credits have all expired, so we have been unable to post for the last day and a half, but check in the next few days for our pent up posts.

We had a wonderful final few days.  There were many watery eyes among our CI students and new Aitutaki friends alike as we held our final farewell to the Islands ceremony as the sun set on Aitutaki minutes before we boarded our plane to Rarotonga.

We will see everyone soon!