Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mr.Adventure

My alarm is set for 3:30 a.m. that'll give me just enough time to make some coffee and get myself together, which means a warm pair of sweatpants and sweatshirt. I'm driving to Los Angeles International Airport, LAX, in the morning. I'll be taking my husband, his flight is too early for the shuttle and it's almost 2 hours away. I'm glad to do it, after all I'm going to miss him... he'll be gone a few weeks. To East Africa.


Yes, it's true . Many emotions are running through me at the moment. Happy, sad, jealous, mad. Happy that this opportunity came up for him, sad I can't go, jealous...well, I'm only human. And mad at myself for not being able to get back to the level of fitness that things like this require, And not sure even if I ever will...


He's going to climb mountains this time. Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro. It's for work (get the photos) and to satisfy a longing that was not fulfilled the first time around when he met this mountain over 15 years ago. He told me that when he went up Kili he was so anxious and excited to reach the top that he did so in the dark. It was so cold that waiting for the requisite sunrise didn't happen because he and his poor porter (required) were in danger of freezing. So they descended in the dark. And he's always wanted to go back, to see the summit. To see the glacier before it's completely gone.


So.. if you see this man in Moshi in the next 2-3 weeks, please say hi, it will be my best friend, my husband.






...here he is, Chuck, i am going to miss him. Alot :(





xxx lori

28 comments:

  1. oh hope he gets there in daylight this time. now lets talk about April or is it May???xxx

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  2. hoping he has a brilliant Kili experience! and that you don't miss him toooo much. more time for blogging tho! :-) xx

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  3. "..my best friend, my husband." Aww. Nice.

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  4. What a wonderful opportunity to try twice.
    Hope you manage to find things to do that you don't get too lonely without your man.
    Happy New Year none the less even if you have to put it on hold a bit.
    xx

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  5. i'm betting he will Val...but then again if that doesnt happen then maybe i can go next time!! oh, we will be coming together in May, yay!

    haha Karen, you read my mind!

    thanks Katherine, he really is.

    We completely agree Byrd! such an incredible opportunity, we are so grateful...so glad you got back safe and sound(although i think you could've stayed a little longer?!) and Happy New Years to you too!

    xxx Lori

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  6. Hope he has a blast - I'll keep an eye open for him - I can see Mt Meru from my window! I drove past a whole bunch of Kili porters today heading off to work and thought "Ooooh I guess some of these guys will be taking Lori's husband up there". Isn't life funny!!

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  7. Hope he has a brilliant time on the mountain - and in daylight!
    Hope too that you don't miss him too too much.
    Big hugs.
    xxx

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  8. Reach for those African stars, Chuck, and bring some home for Lori!

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  9. I saw on Miranda`s blog that she made you an auntie of hers - does that make us sisters? Or at least cousins? Welcome in the family, Lori!- Yes, now we have lots of time to write, and in no time he will be back! And your niece always has an eye on Mt Meru, haha, that is quite a funny side-effect of our blogging, isn`t it?

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  10. oh i hope you gave him my number..you never know..he might end up in arusha...up the road from moshi..hope he sees the light up there..! brrrrrrrrrrr. lots love xxx j

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  11. Miranda, go meet him, he will be at a certain hotel in Moshi on the weekend(i think sat) inbetween mountains! hes a pretty nice guy ;) and i bet he'll buy you a drink..a non-alcholhic one of course. Really!

    Dear Nicky, i'll try, blogging helps :)too bad he's not climbing table mountain, then he could meet you! (and bo)

    Paint just that Tessa...sigh..

    oh man Geli. oh oh oh. yes, it's what you say. lucky us heh? oh my.

    yes, i placed it in his big duffle. He is a bit shy tho Janelli, and i think, the last human to not own a cell phone. but he would buy you a drink too ;)go.to.moshi.

    xxx

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  12. How wonderful & exciting. My annie would love a job traveling taking photos. She is the Yearbook editor and is going to miss the school camera when the year ends (her camera isn't nearly as nice).
    I too am Blessed to be able to call my husband my best friend too. And after 24 years, I still get giddy at the sight of him!
    ps..I love reading your blog! Glad to be your blog buddy!

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  13. wow! he'll be to janelle - cool! i would be jealous, too. i wish him well, and you, too, while he's away!

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  14. meant "close to janelle" - and miranda, too! wow

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  15. Janis, i hope your daughter stays with photograpy, it can be a hobby or career for life! and so rewarding. It's so sweet to hear you say that about your husband, makes me smile.

    thanks Reya, its really remarkable, the world keeps getting smaller, i wish there was a way for him to meet Miranda and Janelli...

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  16. Lovely post, I do hope everything goes well for him. What an amazing adventure. And as for you, here's a hug.

    Take care,
    CJ xx

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  17. thanks CJ, sending hugs back to you xx

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  18. Good grief - are you mad woman? If I came across a man who looked like that with his level of fitness, I'm not sure I'd be able to give him back!! (only joking). How is he getting on? Lx

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  19. haha FA, i know just what you mean, and he's even better on the inside, i don't know how i got so lucky :) i haven't heard from him yet!

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  21. Kilimanjaro - wow what an opportunity! I'm so jealous.

    Congrats on blog of note!

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  22. Wow.... Now this would be the job of my dreams....to be able to travel all over the world to get photos. How exciting! It's too bad you couldn't join him, though...

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  23. Best of luck!!! With a wife like you he will surely be find the inspiration when times get tough :) Congrats on being a blog of note!

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  24. Tangas, thanks?

    Sex,thanks?

    Concord, I know! me too,ah well...Thank you for the kind words

    Deb, it's ok, we do get to travel alot together!

    Jeff & Anna, what a sweet thing to say, I like your pic!

    xxx lori

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xoxo lori