One year ago today, while crossing the border into Baja Mexico, a guy told me I was probably going to die out in the desert. Not exactly the Bienvenidos I was expecting.
This is the longest either of us have ever been outside the USA. Looking back on that day, I was so nervous. Staring out across the border, a part of me wondered if all the bad things I had been told about Mexico were true. I had never been there. What if this guy and all the other naysayers were right?
We’re glad to report we’ve been outside the States for a year and have traveled through many deserts, mountains and jungles and are still around to tell the story. We knew better than to listen to the naysayers. The world is a big, beautiful place. It’s not nearly as scary as our media would have you believe. In fact, it’s rarely scary at all. We’ve found the good people far outnumber the bad. In our travels, we are continually amazed by the kindness of strangers. It’s the kind of stuff that restores your faith in humanity.
Photos from the day: