Hi, we´re Alex and Sarah. We´re friends from here, where we graduated in 2011.
The idea for our trip to Patagonia started one fateful night of Williams Bowling Club, when Sarah mentioned her desire to bike through South America. This was a reasonable goal for her–she had already biked across the U.S. and liked to do strange things like run (quickly) for pleasure. Her only difficulty was finding someone with
no job a sense of adventure and a willingness to sleep outside.
Alex thought biking across Patagonia sounded like a good idea. This was a slightly unreasonable goal for him–he did not even own a bicycle, and since
quitting retiring from football sophomore year to go read books in England, he had discovered that sustained exercise is an unadmirable excess of the young and foolish. But he didn´t want life to turn into this, and, er, the mountains beckoned.
After graduation, Sarah taught English in Switzerland for a semester. Somewhat less glamorously, Alex took an EMT class and worked in a restaurant to make money for his adventure. His parents patiently waited for him to change his mind (they´re still waiting). After the trip, Sarah wants to return to the U.S. to
become a featured writer for the New Yorker pursue an MFA in writing, while Alex hopes to become a fighter pilot federal judge professor emeritus chief of surgery (we´re working on it).
We’re going to try to keep this site up to date with our progress and assorted observations, but as we’ve learned as of jan 19, the wifi in western Argentina can be a little sketchy and blogging from an iPhone is tough. Thanks for following!