Do you want to know how it all happened? We thought you might like to read some excerpts from our PRIVATE e-mails to our friends helping coordinate the Trek from San Francisco, California. It has been quite an adventure!
Today is our last day in Central America. We should be in Columbia in two days. We are taking two ferries along the Pacific Coast and will contact you from Columbia. Abeja and Kevin will check out Columbia, while Monica, Kavitha and I head straight for Ecuador. We should be in Peru by the 28th, or 29th
The boat got delayed! We're supposed to leave tomorrow.
Even when we get out of Panama we have to go through Ecuador to get to Peru and Ecuador is shut down and on strike! I just talked with a woman who waited four days, JUST TO GET TO THE AIRPORT! We are looking for alternative routes through Brazil or by sea around Ecuador, but I don't think there are any.
Ahhh! I just watched Titanic for the first time last night! The boat's name is Amparo (which means "shelter") and it's leaving from Panama City around 6 pm tonight. Oh my goodness, I can't believe we're going. Abeja is already making ginger tea to help with seasickness. I've never been on a boat for longer than a few hours.
I can't wait for the banana boat! This will be fun!
So we have hatched a new plan... Abeja and I are going to Colon. We think there are more ships passing by there than there are in Panama City. Whichever team finds a boat first wins!
Wish us all luck, and maybe the next time you hear from us will be from Colombia!