Saturday, April 12, 2008

Road Trip

Today we recovered and drove out with mom to find the trailhead. The
wind was howling and the temperature was pleasant for 2 pm. You can
see the border fence behind us in the picture. While at the trailhead
we met a minuteman. He was nice to us white folk.

We leave at 4 am tomorrow for the real drive out and drop-off. This
sabbath was definitely the smarter way to go, whether I got sick or
not. Basically, we're lucky I felt terrible yesterday.

And yes, the kids made it home this afternoon. We miss them already.

A Lesson in Not Counting Your Chickens

Friday, April 11th (the big day) came and with it a horrible stomach flu for Steve.  So the high school group dropped us off at the Best Western in San Diego about 5 miles from the Mexico border to allow Steve to sleep and rest before starting the hike (for Mexico aficionados, we're near the famous Carl's Jr. on Dairy Mart Road).

Steve's parents, who were planning on meeting us at our first stop 20 miles in, changed plans and met us here to provide us with some company and a ride to the trail.  

Steve has slept A LOT and is now feeling much better, but we decided to take one more day to re-coup.  We do have to walk 20 miles the first day after all and don't want him getting sick again.

So mark your calendars, the big hike now starts on Sunday, April 13th.

By the way, Mexico was awesome and all three houses were built and completed, even though they were the hardest job sites/locations we've ever worked on.  And the 11 freshman girls ROCK!  We'll post a link to pictures at Erik's flickr soon.

Much love,