Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Southbound Journey Begins Today

I'm happy to report I'm up past midnight finishing up my preparation for the ATA journey. My suitcase is packed and my carryon items are strewn across the guest bed. They clearly won't all fit in the case I want to take. I need that suitcase from my nightmare that was a bottomless pit.

I have a snappy green and black outfit to wear on the plane. I can't help but wonder what people are going to think of me heading into the southern hemisphere dressed for winter. I suppose they will issue us coats, gloves, and polar boots in Punta Arenas, but it seems strange (apparently not possible for me) to head to Polar Regions without a coat in hand. Such are the dilemmas of the adventurer--green hat or blue? one book or two? winter boots or dress shoes?

Thanks for all your wishes for luck and fun adventuring. I may not be online for a few days. Not sure what connectivity will be in transit.

Hugs to all,

k

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Godspeed to you, Katie. All of us up North wish the best for you. Send prose poems!

Mary Grubbs said...

I’m living vicariously through your adventure. ;-) Let us know when you see your first exotic creature.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to tales of your newest adventure. May the Goddess light surround and protect you, now and always.

Anonymous said...

The staff at Divers Reef wishes you the best of luck. We cannot wait to here your stories. Have fun and a safe trip.

Josh and Divers Reef

Arturo said...

You must be about half-way there by now! I hope you are having as much of an adventure as I am imagining for you. And I hope that you will get access soon to tell us all. We are on pins and needles! Ouch! Love ya, Katie dear.

Anonymous said...

Heard from her. She's still alive. Look for the next installment after she escapes from the penguins. We received their demand letter: the penguins want 2,000 pounds of herring to release her. We should take up a collection...