It’s finally the night before we fly out on the sabwavique. The bags are packed – and most of them are staying here. All we’re taking are a couple backpacks.
This is the before picture. I can’t wait to compare to the after. My current weight: 185 lbs (a personal high). My backpack: 20 lbs.
Here’s the itinerary for the first couple months: (1) Fly to Paris, stay for a day; (2) Fly to Biarritz, stay for a day; (3) Train to St. Jean Pied de Port; (4) Walk 480 miles to Santiago de Compostela. After that, we head to Portugal – means of transport TBD.
It’s hard to believe that this moment is finally upon us. Strangely, it’s been more work to whittle our lives down to a couple packs than it ever was to accumulate all the stuff we have sitting in an enormous storage unit right now (and a good portion of my parents’ garage – God bless them). But here we are. It feels like an accomplishment just to have arrived at this point. Now it’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. Right?