David's Download: My feelings at the start of our second trip…

Well, the second trip has finally begun. Those two months flew by almost as fast as our 13 hour plane ride to New Zealand (not). It was a hectic two months with the holidays, my high school applications, Katie's painting, Mom and Dad's planning, and settling in back home. Although I was busy, I did manage a couple all-nighters with my friends and some time hanging out in front of the Pats. Leaving again was harder than I had anticipated. It will take a couple of days for me to get used to our traveling routines, but I will eventually get in sync. Don't get me wrong, I am definitely excited about our future travels, but I will miss mint chocolate chip ice cream and mom's homemade cookies with a glass of cold milk (hmmmm).

I am not exactly sure what to expect as we proceed with our journey. Of course I feel adventurous, but getting out there and actually being adventurous is a different story. I guess I'll get more excited as we start doing out of the ordinary activities, such as camel and elephant trekking, but right now I'm not really looking forward to hunting with bows and arrows with one of the last hunter and gatherer tribes in the world. I know may be saying, "That sounds wicked cool." I would too if I knew that I wasn't the one doing it! Anyway, some of the things I am looking forward to are fishing in Australia, taking safaris in the Serengeti, visiting Machu Picchu, and just seeing worlds different from our own.

Well, right now it's Thursday afternoon, which means it's Wednesday evening in Boston. So if anyone wants to know what happens tomorrow, just give us a quick email!