I was incredibly surprised to find myself without tears or sadness as my little Subaru drove out of Missoula on Sunday. I was expecting at least a few tears to fall, but none did. As we drove away from Missoula I just felt more and more excited about heading to Peru. I'm not sure exactly how long it took us to get to Lebanon, Oregon - where my parents live - but the trip was mostly uneventful. It was kind of amazing to see all my worldly possesions packed into the back of a Subaru and a Chevy pickup truck. Now that's impressive. Of course, I still feel the overwhelming feeling that I could get rid of a lot more, but doubt I'll take the time in the next few days to look through it all.
Speaking of overwhelmed, it feels like every time I check something off the list of things to do, I add something else. Also, I still have two big purchases - one for sunglasses and another for a digital camera - I lost mine a couple of months ago. Hence the reason I have yet to post any pictures on this blog, which is one of my main purposes for it in the first place. Packing is going to be interesting. I currently have all the clothes and stuff I plan on taking to Peru scattered all over guest bedroom here in my parent's house. I don't know how I'm going to fit it all.
On a total random thought, I bought some tea tree oil today. I'm not sure how useful it will be, but I'm about to find out. I often hear about lice and bug bites so I figured tea tree oil is a good lice killer and bug bite healer. But man, there's still a ton to do. I wish tea tree oil could do something about that.