710 days after leaving Houston, Texas we arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina, El Fin del Mundo, the southernmost city in the world. If we went any further we’d be swimming to Antartica. We arrived with 19,903 miles on the odometer, stamps from 14 countries in our passports, and a lifetime of memories as our souvenir.
We stopped 10 miles outside Ushuaia for one final snack break, reflecting for a moment on this extraordinary journey of adventure, love, and life lived with abandon.
As we approached Ushuaia the memories streamed through my mind like an old-timey movie reel. It’s hard for us to believe that it’s all been part of the same trip. Sometimes it feels like we left Houston yesterday, while at other times it feels like we’ve been on the road forever, our previous lives a distant memory.
Somewhere in my mind’s movie reel of images, memories and moments it paused on a flashback to the very beginning, when this trip was barely an idea. We’re in Houston, at Poison Girl, drinking Saint Arnold beer and talking about how crazy it’d be if we…
There were a lot of emotions today, but the one that kept bubbling to the surface as we rode those last miles was the exhilaration of knowing anything is possible. And as Ushuaia came into view, silent tears streaked down my cheeks.
We did it. We lived a dream.
To our readers, we have something to ask of you. We’ve released over 600 journal entries into the void of the internet. We would LOVE to know who was with us in spirit through the miles. It will be a great gift to look back years from now when our hair has grayed and memory faded, and not only remember our journey, but remember all of you as well. So whether you’ve been with us the entire time or you’ve just joined us, PLEASE, take a moment and let us know you were with us. No fancy wordsmithing required, just put a note at the bottom of this post. Time is certain to cloud our memory so please do us a favor and leave a detail on how we know you or how you found our story. Think of this like a guestbook of sorts. You can do it. It will only take a minute of your time and it will mean so much to us to hear from you. ¡Un millión de gracias! – Sarah & Scott, Team WanderWheels
Photos from our last day on the road:
WanderWheels was here:
Lago Escondido and the cabins: