Friday, January 6, 2012

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Today, I start my journey to Tanzania Africa to climb Mt. Kilimajaro. It is the highest freestanding mountain in the world and is 19,341 ft. I will be 8 days on the mountain, sleeping in a tent. I am in good shape, both nervous and excited with a good dose of "what was I thinking". I am looking forward to putting one foot in front of the other, a little self reflection along the way with a good bit of exercise. With all good intentions I have my sketching kit in my pack and hope to journal my trek.

See you in a week and a half.

19 comments:

Nancy said...

Safe Journeys Jen....Happy New Year!

Sandy in Michigan said...

How thrilling! Good luck on one of your life's biggest adventures!

Linda T said...

Great sketch! Three of my family did that last summer and loved it. I couldn't get any of them to sketch along the way, so I look forward to seeing yours.

Barbara B said...

Beautiful sketch, and what a great thing to do for yourself to start of the new year.

jgr said...

Yes, very thrilling-I hope you have a safe and wonderful time.

. said...

Thats fantastic, what a journey (dream trip).
I hope you will have a really good trip & hike, make tons of wonderful memories and hopefully be able to paint as well. Best of Luck!!!!

Sandra said...

Quite a project for the new year! Hope that you have a glorious time.

Tracey said...

Sounds like an interesting and life changing adventure!

Melliott said...

You mention this so casually--by the way, going to go climb Mt. K. now! Wow. We want the details when you get back! Hope you do find the time/energy to sketch/paint.

debra morris said...

Great sketch what a amazing adventure. Happy New Year

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Safe Journey! This sounds exciting!

meegan said...

how exciting - and a beautiful painting to start with. return safely and hope you get more chances to paint.

Suma CM said...

Good luck and have fun!

Sharon said...

Safe and wonderous journey!

Cathy Holtom said...

Good luck!

Deborah said...

Wow! Can't wait to see sketches of the new adventure.
Travel safe.

Barbara Weeks said...

Beautiful!
Godspeed!

Living a Creative Life said...

Bingo! I hit the jackpot today finding all these great watercolorists with blogs! Love your adventure-keep posting!

Margaret Ann said...

You are my hero. Safe journey dear girl...♥