Late this afternoon it hit us: This is our very last day outside US borders! At least for THIS trip around the world. Tonight we go to bed for the 448th time on the road and tomorrow we sleep in America.
WOW! Or maybe more appropriately, HOLY SH*T!!
Safe to say we have mixed feelings. Mostly we are excited…though with a dash of devestation occasionally hitting one of us in the gut. Luckily we’ve never been hit at the exact same time, so we’ve been okay. Only one of us has to keep it together at any given moment – that’s one of the many lessons we’ve learned on the trip. We are working very hard on thinking postive and looking forward to the good stuff that awaits in Seattle – like great friends and delicious tap water!
This afternoon we were a little sad and wistful with the thought that this part of our adventure is coming to a close, but then this evening we got excited looking at photos of our Mongolian rug and Tanzanian fabrics and imagining how those will be our paint palette inspirations as we give our house a quick sprucing-up before we move back in. I think it’s safe to say that that’s not something we would have done pre-trip!
We don’t begin to understand yet how we’ve changed over the last 15 months. In fact, we don’t feel changed….but then again, look at the paint chips. Our inspirations come far-and-wide now. We’ll keep you posted on what else we discover about ourselves beyond just mixing Mongolian and Tanzanian textiles.
This is also far from our last blog post, so no worries there! If you keep reading, we’ll keep writing! We have several posts in the hopper all ready to publish and quite a few on our list of things we want to write about. Look forward to stories of Amsterdam, Sweden, and winter snorkeling!! Plus more street art blogs! And we’re visiting Boston before heading to Seattle, so I’m sure there’ll be something Beantown-ian, too.
Yes, we’re flying back home, but we’re not done traveling, we’re not done blogging, we’re not done adventuring and we’re not done enjoying. As you know by now: fun follows us, so we best keep moving!
Tomorrow we arrive in Boston to see some friends we’ve made during our travels and poke around one of my all-time favorite cities. Then it’s on to Seattle where more friends await. Reunions are already in the works. Plus we can’t wait to start our Something Big projects – namely: Anner gets a new job and Aaron builds a masterpiece. No problem.
We can do anything!