CDT Eve Eve
Landed in El Paso, Texas, about an hour ago. Currently sitting at DeadBeach Brewery enjoying a post-flight pint as we search for lunch options in the area. The walk to Canada hasn’t begun, yet the journey is in full swing. Our bus to Lordsburg doesn’t leave for another four hours so we get to enjoy the southern Texas sunshine, all within a stone’s throw of Mexico.
Glad to be on the road and moving toward our destination. We don’t start till the 30th, but will use tomorrow to relax, mentally prepare, watch soccer, and get a food supply for the first leg of the hike.
The past week and a half at home involved a lot of packing and organizing as our parents were preparing to sell the house that has been home for the last 21 years. Consolidating your life into a few boxes while stuffing the other five months of your life into a single backpack can be an extremely tedious task. Even with all this going on, I was still able to enjoy the time at home with my family, while seeing friends and taking in the beautiful view from our front deck.
I always seems to get anxious before big trips and this one was no different. I’m not nervous about the hike; more so about the transition. However, as the day goes on and Lordsburg gets closer by the mile, more relief is sweeping over me as the nervous energy converts itself into pure joy and intentional excitement.
Deep in the Heart of Texas
In the lovely, albeit extremely hot, city of El Paso we went to the Pizza Joint and ate an entire vegan pizza. The first of many on this adventure. The bus ride to Lordsburg has been an experience of its own; the seats are more comfortable than I expected but I am glad I got my sleep on the plane flights because children can be quite loud when they’re stuck in a contained box for a few hours. (I’m referring to the bus as a contained box; there are no children in cages in the overhead storage. If there are any under the bus, they’re doing an exceptionally great job at keeping quiet.)
Two nights being desert rats at the Econo Lodge, then these two rats are migrating north. Also, I think imma like watching these desert sunsets.
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