“Should I do it?” I ask Brian. I am sitting in front of the computer and one-way airfares are pulled up on the screen. I’ve found tickets at a good price with the perfect arrival time on the date we’ve agreed upon. All I have to do is press confirm.
“Why am I so nervous?” I ask him. ”Are you“?
“A little,” he responds, “Once you buy those tickets it’s really, really, really real.”
I pause. My heart is pounding. My heart should not be pounding! Haven’t I been waiting for this moment for years?
I take a deep breath. Click.
The screen changes and displays our confirmation number.
“Brian!” I’m squealing like a five-year old “We just bought one-way tickets to South America!”
First stop? A land of natural and cultural diversity: Ecuador.
Ecuador’s Flag by Charlottesommerschuh, Flickr Creative Commons
A child during a parade in Ecuador by mavik2007, Flickr Creative Commons
Banos, Ecuador by Dogymho Flickr Creative Commons
The coast of Ecuador by AMagill Flickr Creative Commons
Quito, Ecuador by David Berkowitz, Flickr Creative Commons
We will spend 4-5 months in South America, moving overland through Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina. At the beginning of 2013 we will purchase our next one-way ticket to SE Asia.
Holy crap!!!!!!! I have been floating on air all weekend. This! Is! Really! Happening!