Today, Cooper and I had the chance to volunteer at the San Diego Earth Fair in Balboa Park in honor of our friend, Csilla.
There was a lot of different opportunities available for volunteers, and Cooper and I were lucky enough to get out first choice. We volunteered to help at the HumaniTree, which is a giant leafless tree where people can make paper leaves with promises they want to make for the environment and then populate the branches. Being Earth Week, we thought this would be a fun interactive opportunity to hear other’s pledges to protect our world.
We had so much fun working at the HumaniTree booth. There were a lot of kids that would stop by and say incredibly intuitive things. One little boy, probably about six, told me he wanted to promise to clean up trash more often because when trash gets into the ocean, the sea animals are harmed. Another kid told me they wanted to learn more about the environment so they knew how to better protect it.
Csilla was one of our first friends to donate to our campaign, and she’s always one of our first friends to express excitement over whatever path we’re going down next. Csilla, we so appreciate your support and love, and I feel so lucky to have you in my life. Thanks for always being there for me and your constant support of our goals and dreams. You’re an incredible friend.
And speaking of incredible people, we posted our last Trek blog this morning before we leave. It’s a thank you to our strong support system at home, including all of the wonderful people who donated to our campaign. Thank you again to all of those individuals for your support of our hike and excitement for us. It really has made a world of difference for us.
Well, that’s it for now. We’re heading out to Campo tonight where we’ll sleep, and then we’re starting the trail first thing tomorrow morning. If you want to stay up to date with our adventure, be sure to find my author page on Thetrek.co! We’ll be writing there for the next few months about our trip. Until then, happy trails!