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Sunday, October 18, 2009

We Need a Vacation!

I know it sounds weird to hear 2 people who have had the opportunity to travel around the world for the last 10 months say that they need a vacation, but it's true. We have just finished our 30th week of volunteering (32 if you count the 2 weeks lost to volunteering after we got robbed...) and WE NEED A VACATION.

Saturday was our last day at the Orphanage and our last day of volunteering on our trip. The last 8 weeks are going to be spent hiking, biking, trekking and sitting on a beach. And if I might say so myself, I think we've earned a little R and R. We leave in less than 12 hours to head out on our Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek and we are pumped!

I think that trekking for the next 2 weeks will allow us the time to reflect on the volunteering experiences we have had and to really soak in what a truly great journey this has been. We have had such wonderful experiences at every place we have been and although we are looking forward to the next 8 weeks of being footloose and fancy free we are also sad knowing that our volunteering has come to an end.

From Guatemala, to Ecuador, Peru, Uganda, Kenya and Nepal, we have met some of the most truly beautiful and inspiring people that we have ever known. We have witnessed courage, strength, love, determination, compassion and humility in places where you wouldn't believe they could exist. It truly has been an honor and the best thing I have ever done in my life...



  1. I agree. WOW. You guys rock! We are proud of you and in awe of you. We love you and look forward to your return and hearing all your stories first hand. Love you guys.

  2. Farn... who'd have ever thought..?

    Well, take care, enjoy the R&R and we will continue to think of you and pray for your safety.
    Love, MM