Saturday, April 21, 2007


Rachel and I have made it safely to Asian soil. It was a very long journey (50 hours) with not much sleep, but it feels great to finally be here. It felt like we played Skip Bo 100 times, and of course Rachel is still undefeated.

It is very hot, humid, and rainy with lots of craziness on the streets. It is definitely not the cleanliest city we have been to but its pretty exciting to see cows, monkeys, and goats roaming freely with all the people in the streets.

We will give some more updates after we get some much needed sleep. Thank you so much to everyone for all of your hard work helping us get ready for the adventure.


Blogger Sheshers said...

Hey girls glad you are there. I miss you already. give Brian and Justin big Hugs from me and both of you be careful what you eat.
You need anything let me Aunt She

10:09 AM  
Blogger Dalene said...

You rock girls! And now your journey begins. I had lunch at Nepal Restaurant with Stoney today, Rach. As you know the walls are decorated with pictures of Everest. I told our waiter (from Nepal) that my daughter was there right now and he was very kind to provide me with a website to visit and watch a video on Everest. If all the people you encounter during your travels are as kind as he was you will never want to leave! Enjoy the heat while you can! You know how I feel about the cold. Hugs & kisses to both of you. Momma Jo

6:05 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Hey you two...sorry i never got back to you last week, my phone is lost, so no deal. Anyway, hope all is well over on the other side of the world, and i hope to see you both relatively soon. Take care, and all the best your way...

8:38 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

by the way, this is cole. for some reason, however, i have apparently become michael...hmm...confusing...

8:40 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Welcome to "The KTM". Don't forget to have lunch or dinner at New Orleans Cafe (kind of near the Kathmandu Guesthouse).

Have your first Dhal Bat there, or check out the stellar Momos.

Don't feel bad ignoring the people asking you if you'd like a "good smoke". They are harmless, if a bit creepy, and will eventually leave you alone.

Take care, you're in NEPAL!!


1:00 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Stop the Van; I see a MONKEY! Daddy McGee has confirmed today that he will climb the highest point of Gulf Coast Alabama- The Dauphin Island Bridge! I heard that he jumped off of it in High school, but I told him to nix that for this time. LOVE YOU GIRLS!

6:13 PM  
Blogger tkmnw said...

Glad to hear you girls made it safe. I cant believe it katia, not 1 win in that many tries? Were you drinking or was rachel playing herself?
Are yaks tame? if so, can we expect a picture of both you perched atop one?


9:43 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for the email to tell everyone you and Katie made it to Nepal! I saved a newspaper article for you about an amazing Sherpa guide named Appa who is setting off this Thursday to climb Mt Everest for the 17th time! That's unbelievable! It would be great for you, Katie, Brian and Justin to meet him. I hope you're having a wonderful time, and taking loads of pictures. Lots of love to all!
Anne & George

8:41 PM  

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