Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On The Road Again...

I just can’t wait to get back on the road again...
Here we are, sitting at the Denver International Airport.  This is our 6th trip since we got married June 17th, and since that time we haven’t spent more than 14 days at home at one time...mostly averaging 10 days!!  It has been a whirlwind, and a pretty good honeymoon.  :)  I think I’m adjusting alright and really starting to embrace it.  I’m getting systems down, learning which food options are in each concourse and understanding that “home” isn’t just our “home”.  We feel pretty lucky to get to spend all of this time together and these are the perfect times and places for it!  
This past week at home has gone by quickly, but was enjoyed deeply with a delicious Thanksgiving feast with friends and family and some good R&R.  We made sure to get some home improvement stuff in, which is an ongoing project at our home in Estes.  Tommy taught me how to install light switches and light fixtures and outlets since there were a handful we were replacing and I successfully installed one of each!  Woo!
The last couple of days we have been frantically packing for our 2 month trip down to Argentina.  It’s amazing how much stuff you need to pack, how much you don’t need to pack, how easy it is to procrastinate, how hard it is to actually initiate putting your things into the duffle bag, and when you arrive at the airport how many bags one person is able to carry to the check in counter!  
This trip to the airport will bring us to Atlanta where we will pass 5 hours together with Susan and then we jump on our Delta flight to BUENOS AIRES!!  After a 6 hour layover in BA we get on a plane to El Calafate with Jay and Kaci and spend an evening in a hostel there.  The next morning we will board a bus to El Chalten, a small climber-ish town at the base of the Patagonian mountains where we will be spending our first month.  Argentina...here we come!
Tommy and I are really excited to spend this time down south learning Spanish, eating delicious beef, wine, chocolate, and pastries and of course...CLIMBING!  Tommy doesn’t have any set objectives of what he wants to accomplish in the beautiful mountains, but he is built for this type of climbing;  burly, hardcore, sleep depriving suffer fests.  It sounds like he does alright not sleeping for 30+ hours and going hard at it shivering through the night and enjoying it in the meantime.  I don’t know if I’m quite that type.  However, he wants to try and climb a smaller objective with me!  We’ll see! 

Pictures to come when we get a better connection!

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