We have been watching our son, Sam, 22, trekking through the world during the last four months. Since his completion of college two years ago, he has been singularly focused on saving his earnings for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. With little access to a cell phone or computer hot spots, we, his family, wait patiently, for an update.
The saying, "No news is good news," applies in this situation! Our biggest question is where does his wonderlust come from? And then we chuckle. My husband has been traveling all of his adult life and, so it seems, Sam gets it naturally. But whereas Sam will travel on the "Smell of an oily rag," as his father says, my husband's closest experience to "roughing it" is a surf camp in Los Cabos. Although primitive and fundamental, it is, decidedly, not the same thing.
The photo above of Sam testing his limits was received in December by email even though the photo's date says October 19th, 2009. In this sense, we are living on faith that he is safe and his funds haven't run out--joking here! He is absolutely having the time of his life and we support him 100% with his endeavor. He will likely return a different person with a broad view of the world and what it has to offer.
Image by thetravellinged via Flickr