We've had a jam-packed last 3 weeks. We quit our jobs, hosted South Park's first Alley Sale, and moved out of our tiny apartment. Then we boogied at Nigel's dad's wedding, had a last surf, said goodbye to friends and family in San Diego, and headed to Flagstaff, AZ for the long-awaited "final prep."
The last 1.5 weeks have been filled with fun but mostly just vacuum sealing (thanks Grandma!). We made most everything from scratch (except the pasta). Muesli, jerky, bags of corn/quinoa pasta, potatoes, granola bars, spice packs, turmeric capsules, and a modified selfie stick trekking pole mount. All the work has amounted to some sweet money saving. After adding up the food costs to date, we've spent about $3.50 per person, per day for the next 4.5 months (we'll also supplement with fresh fruits and veggies along the way). Not too shabby.
Thanks to our new Facebook friend Eric for the generous ride to come from Seattle to Hart's Pass. We will be there by Sunday night to start our hike. It's very exciting, also overwhelming, but mostly just exciting. We couldn't have figured this out without the amazing support from our friends and family. Thank you all!