Saturday, May 17, 2008

The final countdown, or something like it.

I've been told that my posts are a bit... verbose. So, I'll attempt to keep this one a bit shorter.

The group's been apart for about a week now. I've very much enjoyed my time at home with my parents. I miss my brother (who's still out in Seattle for school) and regret that this trip means I won't see him this summer. But it's been nice to relax and unwind before everything that's ahead of me.

Tonight I went book shopping. I hope to read a lot this summer, in our downtime when we camp or whatever. My plan is to carry only one book at a time, to minimize weight obviously. When I'm done reading it, I'll give it away and pick up a new one somewhere along the way. But the big question was what book to begin with. I chose a logical one, and one that I've been meaning to read for a while: Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Good choice? I hope so.

I'll end with this tacky countdown application that shows us all the time left until we land in San Francisco on Friday. Pray that we'll be ready in ways we didn't know how to prepare for.

Matt

6 comments:

Amanda Munroe said...

Praying for you!

Matt said...

I just read your May 20 story in Covenant News and learned about your trip and desire to do something for people in Zambia. Great idea, and best wishes for a great trip!

I would really like to meet up with you when you are in Mass, either by going to Quincy (what church?) or by hosting you all at our church www.comcovhop.org I am sure that our youth (as well as myself and others) would love to hear what you have to say. Email me when you have a chance.
Matthew.R.Overholt@gmail.com

God Bless,
Matt...

young Owen said...

I'll be reading and praying. And now you're bookmarked on my iPhone. O

bombbb said...

good choice for a book! i love it. i'll be praying for you all. and i will hopefully see you in quincy.

Laura said...

here's an epic book i recommend for your epic journey: "pillars of the earth" by ken follet. (there's a new sequel "world without end" if you like it...)

good luck! thinking of you today, hoping it's warmer in CA than it is here. brrr...

Tall Pants said...

Just read "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" by Vonnegut. You'd love it...and I think in a weird way it fits thematically with your journey.

We're praying for you.