This is all REAL! --Cami Marie

In a matter of a few hours I will be making my way to the airport. I'm inspired to write long sentences in all capital letters exclaiming my excitement!

I'm glad gorillas have been a theme of these posts. I spoke with the same man as Yvonne at REI. Marc was extremely helpful, and I greatly enjoyed everything he shared about his own gorilla trekking experience. He even showed me pictures! Last night I watched Gorillas in the Mist with a couple of friends. The DVD player decided to quit working in the middle, but I saw enough to decide I'm just not going to leave the mountains after the trek. Gorillas, I'm moving in! (I wish.)

Is it bad for me to admit I have yet to complete packing? I mean everything I'm bringing is right next to my packs. It's just a matter of putting it inside. For some reason this is always the hardest part for me. I can't help but wait until the last few hours to do so. But once I do it, I'm going out to breakfast and going to the airport! I'm hoping for an easy time sleeping on the flight. After all, I generally can't stay awake when I want to no matter where I am.

In just a few hours I will be sweating. Two years ago I would have been grimacing at this thought. Now I am simply delighted.

I think the most difficult part of this trip will be physically being in a place with such an intense recent history. A lot of the literature for class has put me into tears. I'm interested to see how I react once I'm actually there.

Enough ramble for now-

See you in Rwanda.

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