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Published: September 4th 2007
Hello all!!! well the day is FINALLY upon us and it has been going so slowly. Our flights leave at 6:55pm and when you wake up, due to excitement, at 6:00am, it makes for a long day of waiting. Our bags are packed, we have done some last minute running around and now we wait....and wait.....and still wait. The anticipation is what makes it so exciting when we finally start our journey but it is also quite painful.
We did our last weigh in and after cutting down all the things I wanted to bring on the trip to the things I only need for the trip my pack (with water) will weigh about 38 pounds and my Mom 35 pounds. Doesn't seem like that much until you add what we currently weigh and well...it makes it a lot for our legs to carry up and down the mountains. But as I keep telling my Mom it is amazing what our bodies are capable of and when you factor in adrenalin and the beautiful views we will see I think the motivation to keep going will help lift/push/pull/drag us up the mountain! Luckily we also have each other to do
Pre-dedparture family gathering....we'll miss you guys!
some lifting and maybe dragging when we near the top!
Well the count down is on, 3 hours till we leave for the airport where we are likely to do more waiting. I guess, as everyone has told me, I should get used to this waiting stuff and enjoy every minute along the way. I am so excited I could scream. How lucky am I to get to go to Europe, see the sights, drink the wines, eat the foods, all in the company of my Mom! We hope to hear from all of you that are checking in on us. It will be nice to hear from back home.
Love Kelley and Alicia
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