Katie's Komments: My feelings at the start of our second
The second trip is finally here!!!
It is really exciting to be traveling again, even if it was hard to have
to leave home after just getting used to it again. After looking over our
long itinerary, it is clear to me that this trip will not be nearly as easy
as the first, yet a great deal more exotic. It is good to know that every
day is planned out already, and we don't have to worry about any hotel reservations
etc. on the road. I think we will all admit that it was a little sad leaving
again, especially after spending so much valuable time with family, friends,
and pets. However, as soon as we got on the road we quickly got back into
the travel routine and started regaining confidence and energy.
I think one of the most thrilling and exciting things about this trip is
that we don't really know what to expect. We have no expectations and Mom
and Dad have never been to any of the places we're going to either. Another
exciting thing about this trip is the great variety of activities we are doing.
Most of these things are experiences that will give us a good sense for the
culture in these countries and the daily life of their people. Some of these
activities include going to schools, visiting villages, and walking through
markets. I think these will be some wonderful experiences for us. In addition
to these cultural experiences we will be seeing many interesting animals on
this trip-lions and tigers and bears-Oh my! Not only in the Serengeti desert
in Africa, but also the iguanas and seals in the Galapagos Islands, sea turtles
in Australia, and penguins in New Zealand. I think seeing and studying these
animals will be so cool!
All in all, I am really excited about this trip and all of the wonderful
experiences we will have that will change our views on the world forever.