How we started on this road

Trip Start Aug 17, 2007
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Trip End Sep 06, 2007


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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It started with a simple brochure.  How about a trip to Peru and a train trip to Machu Picchu I said to my husband Al.  Harrumph said Al as he scanned the brochure.  Handing back the brochure Al said he would only be interested in the trip if we did the Inca Trail hike into Machu Picchu.  Taking back the brochure I read: four day hike, straight up a mountainside, at high altitude, sleep in tents, no showers and lots and lots of HIKING! Well I'll have to think about that I thought.

Before I know it I have agreed to the hike, we are cleaning out our basement, setting up fitness equipment, hanging out in wilderness equipment stores and hiking every weekend.

It seemed so far away when we planned the trip - our adventure of a lifetime.  Lots of time to get into shape...now we leave in a few days - I hope we are both ready!!
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roloandsimba
roloandsimba on

You go girl!
...and Al. I know you'll both be very successful at this trekking thing! All the best!

domcrest
domcrest on

My Best Friend the Warrioress
Hey Jillian, this is so exciting for you and Al, I am feeling truly excited for you.

You have trained extremely hard and are an inspiration for me.

Have a fabulous adventure IndianaJill!!!

Love, Dorey

rowdy
rowdy on

Go for it girlFriend
Hey Jillian, you are a brave girl, you rock.

Barb from Bowden

crazy-jude
crazy-jude on

She'll be goin' up the Mountain yes she will.....
Epsom Salts... no can take... no bath tub.
Arnica... Check!
Sinus pills... Check!
Bandages... Check!
Hot/Cold packs... Check!
Water bottle... Check!
Sleeping bag and pad... Check!
Clothes to keep you warm.... not needed... Will learn to snuggle up to a llama if needed. Jillian is a tough cookie...
Have fun! ... Check!

meta
meta on

look out Indiana here comes Jillian
What an awesome adventure for both of you, so inspired and wishing you guys the best, your buddies Ken & Meta

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