Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Go Out for Adventure...

We've said our good-byes. The cats have been outsourced. Our worldly possessions, aside from those on our backs, are safely tucked away in a secret Midwestern location. This is how our journey begins.

We spent most of today packing our bags, finishing last minute errands to REI, and generally preparing ourselves for this adventure. Of course, because we are who we are, our well-made plans did not pan out as we expected. First, our clothes fit perfectly in our backpacks, but the mountain of sundry trip-related items quickly overwhelmed our meager budget of volume. Then, there was a minor major crisis when Lizzi couldn't find her vaccination record. And, we nearly locked ourselves out of my father-in-law's house. Finally, we met the rudest cabby in New York, who refused to take us to our hotel, and instead dropped us off at the airport, where we would have ended up had we continued on rail in the first place. Probably not the auspicious start we were looking for, but even Shackleton encountered a few bumps along his way on the Nimrod.

So here we are, sitting in a hotel near JFK, anxiously trying to sleep despite the excitement. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

This is so exciting! Can't wait to hear more updates as you travel!

Andy said...

Welcome to Hong Kong - go have a scorpion bowl ... wait that's in Boston. Nevermind.
Andy

Elissa said...

Just remember: if it's on the street, it's good enough to eat!! Have fun and eat well!

Cris said...

Come home for love! Come home soon adn safe, and have a wonderful trip.

Jess said...

Hurry Up and post that you got there safely! Is this going to be a pot that never boils? I know it is going to be a little while before you can send a "we're safe" message, but please do it ASAP for me and your dad's sake! Congrats on looking at this from across the world!!!!

Gwen said...

Lizzi and Matt, I just read your entire blog, finally found it, and loved reading. Now I will forward the link to other family members. Have the time of your lives, you two, because this IS the time of your lives to do it.
Aunt/Cousin (you choose) Gwen