09.13.2008 - 09.21.2008
When I stepped on the Denver-bound plane last weekend in Chicago, I felt an excitement creep into my heart that I had not felt since I bought my Peru travel book months ago. The last few months have been filled with trip-planning, visiting friends, birthdays, babies, apartment hunting, new possible life ventures and an overwhelm of stress and emotions that would take me too many words to describe. It had all weighed in on me so heavily that my grasp of my own life had loosened dramatically.
When I transferred in Denver to the Montana-bound plane, I took what felt like my first true breath in weeks. I sat in my own row on the plane and listened to five or six people in their own rows laughing and swapping stories of fishing for shark and encountering Grizzlies. I couldn't help but smile and feel as though I had entered a new world. When we landed in Bozeman a little after 11:00 pm, I stepped off and couldn't believe how big the sky was or how many stars there were. In only a few hours, my heart had softened and returned to me.
After a crazy week of visiting family and friends, packing, getting my last shot, hiking, renewing my drivers license, going to Target what felt like 17 times, eating lots of yummy food and enjoying some silence, we are finally only a couple days away from boarding our plane to Peru! I can't wait to share the stories and photos that will soon develop. Ha ha. "Develop". Get it? So punny. What? Nobody knows what developing film means anymore? Hmmmm....
Well, I hope you enjoy this blog. Here is a map of our travels for your viewing pleasure.
Sending lots of love,