We have been in a mad rush to get everything set for the trip, 12+ hour days packing, organizing, and getting the last details put together. We both had our last day of work on Friday, which happily leaves us this week to move out and get packed up!
We also managed to take a couple of days over the weekend to have an outrageous1980's themed going away party. About thirty of our friends and family (some flying in from Seattle!) made it out for a fantastic night of music and dancing, drinking and debauchery.
We had a few hours of thrift store costume hunting Saturday afternoon, and then a few more hours to put ourselves together. Adam put his new-found sewing skills to work on Kyle's ridiculously short shorts, (they absolutely had to be hemmed 2 inches) and Jenny found herself in a pretty awesome one-piece pink suit. Matt's Don Johnson suit (complete with white loafers and belt), Adam's sleeveless shirt, my black tutu, and Anna's fabulous green and pink Chuck's, Rachel's pink hair, and Scott's vintage Adidas set up the night for good things.
The feeling we are left with is Proud. Proud that our friends came out rockin' it. All decked out and ready to party.
We had a great night. The perfect send off for a fantastic adventure!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
We took the opportunity this past weekend to ride out to Borrego Springs and camp with friends in Palm Canyon. On Saturday we had lunch in Julian on our way to Borrego and had a great day of riding. We were both comfortable and the bike handled well loaded up with all of our gear. We can't wait to get on the road!!
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Hello everyone and welcome to our blog! Over the next 6 months Grace and I will take turns updating this site as we work our way through Latin America. We may not find internet access in every town but whenever it's available we'll do our best to keep you up to date. Feel free to add comments to our posts and we'll be reading them whenever we have the time. We're really looking forward to an adventure that inspires and broadens our understanding of the world and we hope you'll join us.
Posted by AT at 7:28 PM