6 countries, 70 days, malaria pills, and traveling college girls (41 SE Asia, 29 Europe) out for an adventure of a lifetime. No one knows where life will take us, what could happen, or what we will end up eating… all we know is that our children and grandchildren will never hear the end of these stories. Kelsey and Sami will be posting about the first part of the trip in Southeast Asia and while Kelsey goes back to the States, Sami and Kayla continue the adventure in Europe.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You Have To Leave in Order to Come Back

This morning was such a mix of emotions. We woke up early, packed up all of our things, and got breakfast with the girls. It was quiet for the most part because none of us wanted to bring up the fact that Sami and I were actually going back home today. Sami went to put her toes in the clear, warm water for the last time, and I went to join her. It was in that moment that we hugged on the beach and finally realized that we were actually in Thailand, having the time of our lives and didn’t want it to end. How could six weeks rush by so quickly? As we stood there, gazing out upon probably one of the most beautiful sites in the world, we cried, laughed, hugged, and reminisced about the incredible memories we had made. We couldn’t have survived this trip without each other and we honestly feel so blessed to have experienced every second of this wild journey hand in hand (literally). Even now, as we write this on the plane to Taiwan, we are trying not to tear up as we remember all of the good times we had for the past month and a half. Shout out to you Cal Poly kids. We said this the first day to the group and many of you looked at us like we were crazy, but we told you “we are going to be in each others weddings” and I’m sure you will all agree with us now… the bonds we made were once in a lifetime friendships and we experienced things together that many people don’t get to. We can’t wait to be reunited with you all back in SLO to make even more memories. Thank you for the stories, laughs, cries, jokes, memories, adventures, and friendships that are going to last forever. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened :)

-Kelsey and Sami <3 

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