Monday, June 27, 2005

Here's to Dreams!

This is the start of it all - where fulfillment of a huge dream begins. Although I already have a blog, I've set this one up to document the planning, the thoughts, the doubts and inspiration that will go into our Africa Trek.

My plan is to pack up the kid at the beginning of 2007, sell or store all our possessions, and head north from Cape Town to wander the continent of Africa for at least a year. If cash and vehicle hold out, we plan to travel further - through Europe and Asia, perhaps ending up in Australia where my parents live (for which we will need to hitch a ride on a container ship...).

Planning our trip is a little like getting into the seat of the world's scariest roller-coaster. Once you're in, you're off! No getting out along the way, and scary as the ride may be, it's worth it!

Let's hope we can make this one a reality.


Kel said...

A special quote to send you on your way

Magic has often been thought of as the art of making dreams come true; the art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision we have to see it. -Starhawk

Keep painting the picture and before you know it, you'll be doing a Mary Poppins and jumping right into the reality of it.

Michelle said...

Thanks Kel! I was wavering between enthusiasm and "What the HECK am I thinking?" last night... :)