Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You're going where?

Twenty one and one half hours. That's how long it's going to take me to get from Washington, D.C. to that little triangle-shaped piece of real estate you see pictured above. That, my friends, is Easter Island. It's the most remote inhabited island in the world, and it is absolutely rich with history. It's a place I've wanted to see since I was a kid, and now I'm finally going to be there. This is definitely on my top five list, number one being the Pyramids at Giza.

Twenty four hours from now I'll be flying from D.C. to Miami, and then on to Santiago, Chile. From there, it's a 5 hour hop across a big blue swath of Pacific ocean. Easter Island is on the same clock as the US East coast, and you can also see what the weather's doing down there by checking out my sidebar.

Of course, I'm not packed yet. My suitcase contains most of the gear I'm taking, but I haven't set aside any clothes, packed any toiletries or charged up my photography gear. There are still a couple of items I need to pick up, such as a coil lanyard for my underwater camera housing. I don't want to lose my grip on that thing in choppy seas and send it to the bottom of the pacific. I'll be diving on a fairly deep sea ledge, and it might go somewhere that I'm not able to follow!

I hate that this trip is going to be so short, but there's a lot to do when I get back. Class starts 10 February, and I'll also be starting my new job. Voice lessons will be continuing as well. Those are going awesomely, by the way- I've begun to read/play a little music, and next week I'll start practicing a new song.

Catch you all on the flip-flop.


  1. Brian?? Holy cow! I'm still learning the ropes of the blogging world, so bear with me. haha. How are you? Your mom tells me all the time she never knows where you are. Lookin forward to seeing her again. Heard you got a Jeep, you'll have to come tag along with us when you can! Good hearing from you!

  2. That image of Easter Island kind of looks like a turtle smoking a cig.