A Dream Becomes a Reality (with a Legitimate Purpose)

So who knew?

Who knew that this little blog (started as a way to keep in touch with friends and family about my trip to Mexico with Healing Waters last August) would be visited by over 38,000 people?!?

Who knew that hundreds of people would would take interest in my Around the World poll?

Who knew that just months later (starting March 4th to be exact) that I would indeed be journeying around the world?

Now I will not exactly be following the idea of my last post.  I will not be racing across 6 continents in 80 hours.  But I WILL be going to 4 countries on 3 continents in 10 days.  But that’s not the cool part.  The cool part is WHY I will be journeying on this trip.

It’s a story that actually has its origin months ago.  A story that I will paint for you over the next 7 days as I prepare to travel the 21,975 miles it will take me to circle the globe. But let me give you the ending before I give beginning…

I am going to encourage my friends.

I know what you are thinking.  Sounds kinda hokey.  I will let you judge that after you get the whole story.  But in a nutshell I heading out to Sichuan, China and Dubai, UAE and I will be circumnavigating the world in the process. I am going to see something quite a bit more meaningful than the sights listed below.  I am going to see my friends.  So instead of collecting pictures of monuments and trinkets, I will be collecting stories and sharing laughs.  And most importantly, I will just be a friend.

Check out the route –

Courtesy of GCMap.com

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~ by shanesthoughts on February 25, 2010.

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