Departure day has come. Along the way we’ve said goodbye to our apartment, our car (how we miss you shakira), good friends, and family. Our last days in Florida were met with frantic last minute phone calls, errands, selling our car, becoming Florida residents (discount at disney world!) and saying good bye to Danny’s side of the family and his Florida friends. Although Danny denies ever having enough cuban food, his parents had a big family dinner party for us (black beans and rice included!) where we gave last minute hugs and got final words of advice. We said goodbye to Danny’s Florida friends at a bbq and extracted some promises to run the big 5 marathon in south africa. It was a fun, but exhausting last stop on the family tour. Wednesday we flew to California to spend a day with some of my good friends from high school.
We’ve been to Philly, Chicago, Arkansas, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Huntington Beach and today we finally head to Mexico. It feels like its been ages in coming, but as I sit here and type I can hardly believe the actual official departure date is here. Part of me wants to stay here in California another day, another week, but I know I can’t put this day off any longer.
To those astute readers out there, yes we were supposed to be in Mexico yesterday. However, the rush of the last few weeks, coupled with the limited time we were going to spend with our good friends out in Orange County, and the complete screw up of Schwab Credit Card lead to one last wonderful day in the U.S.
Yesterday was a blur of packing, repacking, packing again and oh yea putting EVERYthing into small ziploc bags. Today we take the plunge and start our travel journey. Yes, we are still going to Mexico. Yes, we know about the travel warnings and no, we are not crazy (ok so the verdict is not out yet on that last point, but still you catch my drift). I’m feeling anxious tonight, not because of the current situation in Mexico, but because I’m not sure exactly where I’m going to sleep tomorrow night. Because I’m not exactly sure what is going to happen to me today or the next day or even next week. Because today I become a world traveler. Today is a launching off day to the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my entire life, I am anxious, excited, happy and truly looking forward to wandering the world with my husband.
Today officially begins our journey. Today, we log off and live. Today we get this show on the road!