Seeing Mt. Everst (or Mt. Qomolangma) was such an incredible thing - I still can't really believe that we were actually there. It's nice to have pictures to prove it, if to no one else but myself.
Our first view was from the bus - we saw this big white peak emerge from the horizon and looked at each other, asking simultaneously "do you think that is IT?" Within a few seconds, our guide had confirmed. We had just caught a glimpse of the tallest mountain in the world!
Getting to Everest Base Camp was a very long, windy, bumpy dirt road ... it took 4 hours to go the final 60 miles...
Seeing it this close was well worth the drive!
In our tent village.
We watched a magnificent sunset (while I froze my behind off - it was cold up there!).
Cozy in our tent for the evening -- it was dormitory style, so we had 5 roomies and also our Tibetan host who went around tucking each of us into our little bed for the night. That's an image I will not forget for a while: Jason being tucked into bed by a Tibetan man :)
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How we got here ... with a couple babies!
We first met on July 7, 2006. We'd both quit our jobs and gotten rid of nearly all our possessions. We had joined the Peace Corps and were heading to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. We thought we were prepared for whatever lay ahead ... neither of us had a clue.
Just over 10 months after we first met, we were MARRIED! Since then our adventures have included:
- a year in New York City, living in a Harlem brownstone apartment - going off-the-grid & into a tent-cabin on tiny Angaur island in Palau - living with a bunch of teenagers in Shanghai, China while working as dormitory parents
- off-the-grid again & into a barn on 400 forested acres in Vermont
- at the base of volcanos in beautiful Panajachel, Guatemala
And now ... on the hunt for a new career, we find ourselves in IDAHO!
We love to experience this great big world and hope you will join us for the journey!