Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I really wanted to go.......



My son has embarked on his journey through Central America WITHOUT ME!

I really don't know why a 24 year old guy wouldn't want his mother to tag along on his 3 week adventure!!! What's up with that? So what if this particular Mom is a paranoid flyer....... afraid to eat or drink anything while traveling for fear of getting ill......thinks she would contract a tropical disease with every mosquito bite......would suspiciously eye every local male as a bandito who would kidnap and ransom unsuspecting Americans.....shudders at the thought of staying in super cheap hotels....etc.... etc.....(I'm really not that bad......um...well maybe a little)


OK, so he is a really SMART kid to leave his mom behind!



But I can still travel with him via texts (if there is a signal), a few phone calls, and very tiny pictures from his camera phone (he travels so light--no camera), and I must resort to view stock photos from the internet of the places he has been and is going, until he returns home and downloads all his phone pics. I follow him on google maps, and read about all the interesting places he will see.......




He began his journey in Belize and did lots of diving......then trekked into the jungle to wander around in caves.....then explored Mayan ruins.....then traveled via bus to Flores in Guatemala to see the ruins of Tikal......now he is headed to Antigua, and I do not know where else....then eventually on to Honduras to dive some more on Roatan.....




Yes, I am pretty nervous for his safety traveling alone, and I worry a lot, but I know he is having the adventure of a lifetime, and I trust his care to God....as I have every day of his life.


AND.......I have made him promise to take me on the next trip!!! (Yeah, right)


3 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

This is something my 22 year old Grandson would do and I would worry every second he was gone, but what a lucky guy to see all those wonderful places we only dream of exploring...my innards wouldn't take the change in food and drink either...ahhhh to be young again!

I'm checking out Lakewood...sweet!

Trisha Brink Design said...

WOW! What a cool adventure. Wish I had done more of that before I had kids of my own. I'll pray he makes it back in one piece with great stories to tell! :) I have two sons 6 and 4 and I dread the day I too must go through this! :( Anyway, just signed in to follow...I'm new here and lovin' it already! Blessings....and hopes for a worry free weekend! Cheers, Trish :o)

A Write Life said...

How interesting. Today I posted some pics from my trip to that area. I, too, went to Tikal. Very cool. Maybe next time you can go with.