The map is not the territory.

Almost since we first started talking about this trip we’ve had a map – one of those big wall-maps of the world. As we planned and re-planned our route around the globe we’d plot it on the map using trails of thread and sticky notes.

The masthead photo of this blog is a close-up photo of just a little bit of that criss-crossed map: the little bit we will be rapidly flying away from at around this time on Monday.