The Ferster family travels to Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the first time. They stay in a complex where they end up buying (and continue to call their home away from home).
“Destino” – they meet Gilberto and his family.
The Ferster family continues to travel to Puerto yearly. Karla spends a lot of time with Gilberto’s brother Pedro traveling to the surrounding areas and the small villages of Oaxaca. They discover a shared passion for the beauty of the cloud forests and a love for the local people, who lead difficult, isolated lives. They try the locally harvested coffee, which is roasted in the mountains.
On another family trip to Puerto, the Fersters venture to the mountains for a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration. Pedro translates for Karla when a village elder approaches her, hugs her, and tells her “welcome home”.
Pedro and Karla come away from this trip committed in their desire to help the people and preserve the natural beauty of the cloud forests.