Friday, December 3, 2010
Tomorrow another journey begins. I now know that maybe I am not lost. Although I can't see what all this may lead to, I know that I'll understand when its all done. I know that the questions that I don't even have will be answered before I realize what they are. I am following my heart; I know this is what I need to do. I wanted to keep going after San Diego but I knew that I had to work on somethings first. Now that I have done that, I know I am ready and now Peru awaits me!
I am so excited. I have a one way ticket and a $1000 to keep me alive. I have no idea what awaits me but I am ready for it. I can't really speak any Spanish so I am going to have to stick around Lima for a couple to learn the culture and language. After adapting my journey will take me north up the Peruvian coastline on the Pan American highway to Tumbes, a border town with Ecuador. If I manage to stick to my 40 mile minimum per day I should make it in about 30 days. I'll be stopping to surf at Chicamas and Mancora, I hope. Whatever else happens after, happens.
I am bringing a couple of different things this time. An Iphone. Yes an Iphone. It could get me in trouble but here's why. Part of the deal with my dad which I have improved my relationship with infinitely since you last heard was that I had to take it. He told me that if I wanted his approval I should take this piece of technology so I could stay in touch. I didn't hesitate. Now I have my ipod, a camera and a video camera to record it all. I still plan on being out of touch with the world, it is the only way.
I have a righteous sleeping bag this time around too. The infamous Western Mountaineering Highlite sleeping bag. I feel great sleeping in it. No pepsi can stove this time too; I don't want to carry any fuel around. I'm trying to save as much weight and space for water and dry foods. I also have the Big Agnes UL2 tent. Its a two person tent and big but I got it for real cheap and I figure that if its too much of a burden I'll get rid of it or trade it. Other than that its just me, my board shorts and my hat keepin it real along the Peruvian roads and still kickin it longer.
Life is good!!