Packing Up and Going “Home”

May 18, 2010

Wow. Return day is finally here.

How do I feel?
Nervous, excited, ready.

There’s a momentum that is created when you travel and you sort of get caught up in it.  I’ve been going through the motions of coming home without thinking about how I *feel* about it too much.

Mentally I’ve been “done” with this trip the whole time here at Dakar Motos. I’ve been on the internet lots reconnecting with old friends, catching up on the blog, and making arrangements, connections, and plans for once I am back in the USA.

I booked an overnight flight may 18th, which gets me into Seattle Wednesday the 19th at 10:30 am.

The morning is spent visiting with some other motorbike travelers that came in late yesterday, a little bit of internet, and a bunch of packing. I don’t have much stuff, but it’s heavy (I am carrying an extra chain and sprockets Joanjo brought to Buenos Aires for me from Quito). I leave for the airport about 3:00 since I have to take a series of trains, buses and shuttles to get to the International Airport.

Up, up and away the flight leaves more or less on time, and wow. I am really going back.

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