« things are so good now | Main | this is everything up to now ending »

December 05, 2004

things are about to change

so i know it's been a while since i wrote in here. i was considering not continuing to do this, since i'll soon be traveling and it's difficult to get to computers on the road, and also because i was feeling like i need to spend more energy being present in where i am and not also thinking about documenting my experiences. at the same time, i realize that this is good way for my parents and friends to know that i'm not dead in a ditch in columbia, so i'm sure i'll keep it up.
going to reno for thanksgiving was good in that i got to see my friends and spend a lot of time with my family. on the other hand, i think i should have left a day earlier, because for some reason being there got me down a little. no bother.

so my excellent friend megan takes very nice photos, and since i have a propensity for jumping in front of her camera i end up in some of said photos. if you scroll down you will see me at a party at megan and fuzzy dave's house, both in regular clothes and in a baby doll dress, and you will see a shot of me and my brother steve before he left for chile.

i have 10 more days of work. it's a good feeling. i am enjoying my job right now i must admit, but perhaps that's tempered by the fact that i think i'll be sneaking out just before the rainy season hits. cross your fingers.

here's what aaron wrote me about plans for when i get down there:

"you fly into quito, come down and meet us just as we are about
to leave the farm. we all, you me and kristy, go
hiking through podocarpus national park over the
continental divide and down into the amazon basin. we
take buses through crazy jungle towns north. go
rafting at this place airielle told me about. meet up
with matt and denise. all of us hire a guide and
canoes and go on a ten day trip to THE amazon to the
jungle city of iquitos, peru. take a cargo boat five
days to the nearest road. back up through ecuador to
columbia. matt and denise split. to the north coast
and the most amazing beaches in the world. lots of
time here. maybe venezuela if we have time. then,
kristy and i pay a guy with a boat to take us from
cartagena to panama. we board the boat and you stand
on the dock waving to us. this would be late march or
early april. you turn and continue on south to
wherever the fuck you want for however long you want."

not bad, eh? i've got travel dreams.

Posted by bendan at December 5, 2004 09:30 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Post a comment

Remember Me?