It’s 3:30. I’ll leave for the airport in one hour.

I know that many people travel the world on a regular basis. So why do I feel this angst? Climbing the mountain? Visiting an AIDS infected area? For me, it really comes down to the summit of Kili.

A bit embarassing. The whole “I have to make it to the top” thing. Just being honest. Having exposed this trip to thousands of people it will be a bit embarassing if I have to say, “Hi . . . made it to 12k but couldn’t go any farther.”

Anyhow, we leave Akron/Canton at 6:50 PM and arrive in Amsterdam at 10 AM.

So this is day 1 . . .