30 Days

2 Dec

We’ve been on the road for 30 days.

I sort of can’t even believe it.  On one hand, it still feels like we’re just on “vacation”.  On the other hand, it feels like we’ve been gone for a lifetime.

Peru was a whirlwind, we were so busy doing things because we knew we had only a short time to be there and we didn’t want to waste a single minute.  After nearly three weeks of moving at the speed of light, we felt like we had been on the road for months.

Chile has so far been extremely mellow by comparison.  We have some great friends here who we’ve been staying with and we’ve had the chance to slow down and just be ‘normal’ for the past week.  We’ve done laundry, gone grocery shopping, started running again, and haven’t felt much like tourists at all…except for that whole not being able to communicate very well in Spanish bit.

It’s OK though, we have plenty of time for sightseeing because we’ll be staying in Santiago for another month.  We start an intensive Spanish class on Monday, Justin may complete his next Moving Box Bet Challenge as early as this weekend (it’s a good one, stay tuned!), and there are loads of little day and weekend trips in the works…hello wine tours!

(Inexplicably, the slideshow isn’t working for everyone.  Go ahead and click the link instead if you can’t see the embedded version.  If you hover over the slide show, you can expand it to full screen using the link at the very bottom of the black border.  To see the captions once in full-screen mode you can click “show info” in the upper right corner.  Hate this slide show format? I do.  Have a better one in mind?  Let me know!)

http://www.flickr.com//photos/theparallellife/sets/72157628247374035/show/

Even after 30 days it’s clear that we’ve only just begun, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us this month.

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4 Responses to “30 Days”

  1. phil December 2, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    great pics Ashley/Justin. Ines is in amazement of your journey. keep on truckin’. phil

    • Ashley December 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

      Thanks! Tell Ines we say hello :)

  2. Laura December 4, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Hi Ashley and Justin – Excited to watch your journey unfold! I remember those first weeks of being on the road, pinching ourselves that we actually made it happen. Hope you are soaking up all the excitement. Can’t wait to follow your adventures.

    • Ashley December 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks for stopping by, it’s definitely a bit surreal still!

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