Day – 17 wait for flight

Up at 5:00. Not sure why.

Some random thoughts.

  1. Paid $15 to charge my battery. Lasted 2 days due to cold.
  2. Something always needs to be charged. Phone, mp3 player, watch, and or battery.
  3. Packed correct clothing for I did not get cold on the mountain nor in the teahouses.
  4. The higher up the mountain the more goods cost. Duh.
  5. Sad to say I’m getting use to non Western toilet. A skill I was not hoping to aquire.
  6. Good food; bad food; you eat for calories.
  7. Always share a smile and kind word with others. Friends are found anywhere & anytime.

At times when heading up toward the passes I would come to a complete stop. Hunched over my poles hopeful to find enough oxygen to feed my muscles. My internal energy reserves below zero. Unsure I’d be able to lift my foot again.

I now know what the phase, “dig deep” means. If I want to see my wife again – MOVE!

I have spent my life as a nomad. Move for work, a better life, and for whatever reason. I now define home as where my wife is. She is my home. I need to nothing else. Home.

Trekking community

Trekkers are a group of people I can identify with. We come from all over the world for lots of different reasons. It a minimum we all enjoy walking, shouldering our burden, and seeing the sights. From sunrise at a pass, fog covered forest, seeing lakes that look like clouds, and whatever comes our way. We are a happy group of travelers.

We favor function over fashion. Yet, our fashion is great. We look like folks going someplace.

We walk with a smile on our face, curiosity in our hearts and minds, and a peacefulness in our soul.

I enjoy the sunshine dancing on face, the wind playing with my hair, and the sound of boot hitting the path. I feel connected to the world around me.

My thoughts are free of day to day needs. I’m at peace in my soul. Time to think about whatever I wish. I spend most of my time enjoying the past. I do make room for thoughts of the future, too.

In the distance I hear the call of a yak bell.

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