I finally got a flight to Santiago Chile for May 17, and will return November 6 from Cancun, Mexico. I’ve been killing myself trying to get ready and am exhausted, spent. Today I reviewed the watering scheme at my house – it turns out a few plants didn’t get water, so I’m glad I checked. Don’t want summer to come wipe out plants that are new. I will try to post at least once a week or sooner, as permitted by internet places. I will also link to photos (probably will use my flickr account). I’m not bringing a computer on this trip so I’ll be relying solely on the kindness of strangers and internet cafes to post updates. I hope you all have a lovely summer. It’s hard to say goodbye – I was crying saying goodbye to my aunt, Cocia Marylka, whom I love dearly. I love to travel, but am anxious and nervous about it as well, and not feeling prepared. My Spanish is rusty, and it’ll be entering a new world. I hope that I finally relax – I need to sleep.