Map of the Americas

Map of the Americas
We are using this map to find our way home. We will be marking where we are in big fat red marker like Indiana Jones. (map idea courtesy of Blake Golden)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The New Blog!

Well I have some exciting news! I was debating on waiting two weeks before posting it, but I´ve decided to go ahead and do it. My cousin Merrill, who lived with me last semester in Quito, is coming to Peru in two weeks. I like to say that he is coming to pick me up to go back to Alabama. Only catch is that we are headed back to Alabama by land! Traveling through 11 countries in what I hope to be 13 weeks, we are traveling by bus, boat, train, and foot until we get to Alabama!

So as you can see the blog has changed a lot already. What I think I´m planning on doing, or at least I´m going to start out doing, is just publishing my journal entries. I´ve been keeping a journal ever since I left in January 7th, and I´ve written in it everyday but one. This should be easier for me and more informative for whoever wants to keep up with the journey! If there isn´t a computer around, I´m just going to type my journal entries from days past in the blog whenever time allows. I´m excited about this. We will see how it works.

Plus I might try to add a picture or two everyday. Just random pics to make this blog more exciting. Oh, and the blog points won´t go anywhere!

As far as my journeys to Pantoja, Peru and traveling by boat from Pantoja to Iquitos, yall will just have to get those stories over a beer. They´d be better over a beer anyway.

The picture above is from the boat. They didn´t tell us we needed to bring silverware so I widdled that spoon and used it for four days!

Blog Points:
1. Apparently Rey Misterio is very popular here. Or at least the baseball caps express that opinion. Awesome.

2. I´m sitting next to a friend whose name is Odelio Perfecto. No lie. Kid is bound to succeed.

1 comment:

auhays said...

I will provide you with ample compensation if you can bring me a Rey Misterio hat! Anyone who played WCW/NWO Revenge on N64 in high school would have great respect for such a hat