We bought Chacos. These are the footwear of serious adventurateering. These enigmatic sandals were designed with one purpose in mind - to elicit the response "Are those Chacos?" from everyone you meet.
We should start at the beginning... we're Ryan and Emily (see pic if you're confused) and we're in the starting gates and the gun is about to go off. We wanted to start a blog to at least remember these times as they fly by, and to share them with family, friends, and randos (a rando is someone who doesn't fall into one of the first two categories).
In less than a month, we're getting married here in lovely Oregon. Then we'll officially be RyanAndEmily2006 instead of just plain old Ryan and Emily. THEN we hit the road, starting in Guatemala City at the end of August and hopefully gravity, spare change and a few chicken buses will help us meander our way through the entirety of Central America. From there, we may continue through South America (this comes after Central - there's a link to a map if you're having trouble), and then maybe continue along the natural route down to Antarctica since we're headed that direction. Or maybe we'll come home, but that's seems a long ways away when the trip hasn't even begun yet.
Estimated Time Frame: End of August through December
Intended Destinations: All of Central America, Chile and Argentina
Gear List: Chacos, toothbrush
Excitement Level at Time of Posting: nearly unbearable
Readiness State: see Gear List
We'll be posting regularly, though they may be sporadic over the next few weeks as we get married. Then there will be a flood of pictures, then a brief gap for our honeymoon, then we'll post of our travels in earnest.
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while we're on the road, so drop us a line.
Hasta Luego, Amigos!