The last week has been a slow process of packing everything we own back into the van for our big move to Lima. For those of you who missed the announcement, Lima is where we plan to give birth. (click here to remember).
So our hang in Huanchaco is ending after 10 months, which fits perfectly into our new slow-living nomadic lifestyle. Where we obviously went wrong was in the accumulation of new shit. We abused, broke, and flat out disrespected Sprinter Life rule #3…
‘Nothing goes into the van unless something else is removed’
What the hell is this? Who authorized the purchase of a giant juicer? Oh… that was me? Never mind then. Carry on…
One of the nice things about staying in one place for 10 months was that we got to make some great friends. The night before we left Huanchaco, they threw Stevie a baby shower. Thank you guys. We’re going to miss you all. We love you!
In Mongo news, we’re happy to announce that due to your incredible generosity, we’ve raised enough money to buy his ticket to San Diego! We just finished getting all of the legal paperwork done, so he flies out on Saturday!
Sprinter Life friends are the best.
You guys really stepped up. We couldn’t believe how many people got on board. It wasn’t just one or two monster donors. It was a bunch of people giving $5-10 dollars with a few fifties thrown in. Together we all made it happen. Thank you for saving Mongo’s life.
We’re not sure who will be missed more in Huanchaco, us or Mongo? He is both famous and loved. Especially by Ursula, his favorite late night date. Although we won’t be doing any more posts on Mongo, please friend him on facebook to follow his adventures! Click Here.
So, on to the big move. We left Huanchaco at 6am and punched out the long drive just in time to roll into Lima at rush hour. I hate driving in this city. It’s the worst.
But we made it to our new apartment in Mira Flores and managed to unload the same day.
We were in Lima for less than 24 hours before we received our first visitors. Well… actually they came to see Mongo. They live in Lima and had heard that Mongo was leaving the country. They tracked down our cell number, then came to our apartment to say goodbye to him. Random. I’m not kidding. This really happened.
Like I told you… Mongo is famous in Peru.
Anyway, we’re ridiculously stoked with our new pad. Maybe we’ve just been south of the border too long, but we were shocked and ecstatic when we turned on the tap and it had hot water. That’s the kind of thing that really wows me these days.
Yep, our burn rate just went through the ceiling. We’ll be living it up for the next few months, but we deserve it.