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T Minus One Day

Tomorrow I leave for Ecuador… yikes! I’ve been planning for this day for so long and yet today has been filled with frantic running around and countless last minute shopping trips. The things I’ve had the most trouble shopping for have been gifts for my host family. But after collecting some great advice from friends and family I was able to pick up some items that I hope will make my Ecuadorian family happy and show just how much I appreciate their generosity. Now the difficulty will be packing these gifts in an already full suitcase!

Speaking of my host family: All I’ve heard about them so far is that I have a mother, a 97 year old grandfather, and three siblings (two brothers with their own families and a sister living at home). This is my first experience with siblings but seeing as how they are all in their 30’s, I don’t think I should have too much trouble adjusting to sibling life. 🙂

I will do my best to blog as much as possible but I won’t know how easy that will be until I check out the computer situation at school in Cuenca. On the itinerary for the next couple days is a lot of traveling so sit tight and I’ll post again as soon as I can! 🙂

Thanks for sticking with me and I can’t wait to share my adventure with you!
Wishing you all the best,

9 Responses to “T Minus One Day”

  1. Yay Lindsay!! So glad you got the blog site up and running.
    I very much look forward to hearing all the details of this great adventure.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers everyday of your journey.
    Hope to hear from you soon. Have fun and stay safe.
    Love you lots,

  2. Lindsey!! I already miss you! When a fun song comes on the radio – there is no one dances around the mailroom!!! Have a safe trip! Barb

  3. I’m so excited for you! Glad you decided to Blog so I can keep track of your wonderful adventures. Have a Grand time and stay safe. Lots of love to you!

  4. How exciting Linds! Can’t wait to read about all of your adventures while you’re there! We’re thinking about you back here in good old Waukesha! Have a blast! Love you!

  5. Hello Lindsay!

    I’m so excited for you. ENJOY AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!

    Looking forward to reading your blog.

    I will be thinking of you.

    Take care Sweetie, Come in for a facial when you get back.

    Lots of Love
    Auntie Maren

  6. I had to check out your blog… I found it!! I will miss you here at home so you better be having an AWESOME time in Ecuador. Keep me updated. I’ll be thinking of you!

  7. Hi Lindsay!

    It sounds like a fabulous adventure so far. I am very excited to be able to read all about it! Have a great time and keep the blogs coming


  8. Hi Linds,
    So glad I can read about your trip, and experience it through you. Thanks for

    this gift. I read up on Ecuador, and do you know they are the chief exporter of

    bananas, my favorite fruit, and Panama hats.

    Love you lots, glad I got a chance to see you before you left. I’ll be thinking of you.

  9. Hi Lindsay,
    How cool we can read about your exciting adventures before you get home.
    I hope your having a great time, be safe!

    Love you,
    Aunt Kerri

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