My summer travels began on Tuesday afternoon with a 2:30 pick-up to go to the airport. What followed has been a long journey (46 hours of travel time) punctuated by spontaneous airport friendships a brief pause in Durango, CO and lost luggage woes. Today I am on my way (still sans bags) from Durango to the Philadelphia area where I will bask in the warmth (and stickiness) of all of my favorite places and all of my favorite friends (hi guys).
This photo was taken as I left Kazakhstan on Tuesday afternoon. I should have got my camera out earlier as the view of the mountains as we left the city was absolutely spectacular.