6-28-08 Final Musings
Well, it is almost midnight and I am waiting to board my flight home. As much as I am ready to go home, I am sad to see this adventure come to an end.
I am going to miss Peru! The people I have met have been uncommonly kind and I feel like my world has been cracked wide open. Like Africa, there is a lot of poverty, but also a lot of happiness. I was most excited about the colors of the culture here, and I have not been disappointed! The music, dancing, stories and history have brought such a richness to my trip and I know that I have just scratched the surfaced of what this country has to offer.
Most of all, I am sad to say good-bye to my old friends Deb and Julia and my new friend Sharon. These three women have helped me more in the last three weeks then I could have ever imagined. Julia walked with me on the Incan Trail, lending her support and strength whenever I felt myself flagging. Deb took care of me when I was sick, watched me cry with frustration and then insisted that I keep on keeping on. And Sharon…every time I found myself at the back of the pack, she drifted back to keep me company. If we hit a big step on a hike, she always seemed to be there to help me up it. I don’t know how she always knew when I needed a little pick-me-up, but she did. I am lucky, lucky to get to travel with these women and I am looking forward to doing it again.
I will send you one more email when I get home to share some of my pictures with you, but until then, thank you so much for all your friendship during the last three weeks. You have helped me more than you know!
Until my next adventure…….
Lots of love,
Anna aka Mud Butt