I got the Golden Ticket

Denver, 05/02/2017

Hard to believe, it is May and I finally got my flight to the Canary Islands. I leave Saturday, May 6, 2017. Everyone keeps asking how I feel. I feel excited, sad but mostly ready to get this started.

This week will be hard, I say goodbye to Alex and Molly tomorrow and leaving family is the hardest part of this. Just thinking about it makes me cry. My kids are the most important thing I've ever done and my emotions get the best of me just thinking about them.

One of these days (if I get really bored one night in Mauritania) I'm going to figure out how many different agencies and people I have dealt with to get this done. I certainly have a better appreciation for the vetting process.

My friend Colette left this week to move back to Detroit. It was sad to see her go, but I sure felt better knowing we were both leaving on our new adventures.

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