Tijuana Tomorrow?!?

Trip Start May 03, 2007
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Trip End Jun 2007


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Friday, June 8, 2007

WHAT?!? We're HERE? We're HERE!

Its hard to believe we've been on the road for over 5 weeks, but here we are! We've arrived safe and sound south of San Diego and just have a short hop to the border tomorrow and we've officially made it. We've had two MONSTER days to get all the way through LA and down this far, but it seems our hardcore training of the last month or so has left us up to the challenge. So...its almost over...

Did our bodies take a beating to make it this far? Yes. 
Did we all get along all the time? Uhhh, no.  
Do we all leave with a lot of respect for eachother, and some incredible new friends? Yup.
Was it easy? No. Was it supposed to be? Nope.

I feel so priveleged to have gone through this with the group that we have. So many diverse world views and personalities, all driven to be a part of this for their own reasons, and all coming together to accomplish something amazing. We learned a lot on this journey as people were challenged physically and mentally day in and day out - each person pushed to their limit at one time or another. As an organization we learned a LOT about how to organize a major event like this, and in many instances, how not to.

Its a big, big world and everyone is leaving their mark in their own way, leaving the world a little better, or worse, for their involvement. For ALL its bumps and hurdles, all its highs and lows, this ride and this group, have added their weight for the better. An inspiration to all they came across, and to all they know on the home front and each a leader in this world whether they know it (or like it) or not.

We still have an event in San Diego tomorrow evening, and some of us will spend a couple of days further heading further into Mexico to check out a microcredit operation on the ground in Hermosillo. Past that we'll all be seeing you soon whether by plane, train or automobile but for now, and as always, much love and appreciation for your support.

 Paz,

 -Shawn
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