The Last Supper

Tonight is my last night in the US until late August, so my parents took me out to dinner at The Grog in Newburyport, MA.  Here’s a photo of us from my “Last Supper.”

last supper

I’m all packed and ready to go!  My flight leaves from Boston tomorrow at 11:10am and I’m expected to arrive in Lima at 9:05pm.  Wish me luck!

UPDATE: I forgot to mention, this picture was taken with my new Panasonic Lumix TS4.  It’s water-proof, shock-proof, dust-proof, and freeze-proof.  In other words, it’s Nate-proof (hopefully).  This is perfect for me considering I broke my old camera before I even arrived to Florianópolis in Brazil.  So, unless this one gets snatched by a piraña on the street, there’s no excuse for me not to take a bunch of pictures to share with you all!

The trip that started it all

When I leave for Peru on March 10th, it will actually be for the second time.  The first time I went to Peru was in 2010 for a volunteer trip as a senior in high school.  It really was a transformative experience for me, as I fell in love with the culture and I was moved by the extreme poverty I witnessed.  This really was the trip that first ignited my passions and has heavily influenced my decision to take the course of study I am pursuing in college (more info in the about section).  For anyone interested in learning more about that first experience I had, here is a link to the website the group of us made back in April of 2010.

Here's a picture of the group of us in front of Machu Picchu during that life-changing trip.

Here’s a picture of the group of us in front of Machu Picchu during that life-changing trip.