Summers are hot in Florida; the humidity is heavy and there are bugs everywhere. It didn't deter us as we sat on a porch swing, well past midnight, talking - scheming. We talked about far away places I'd only imagined. We talked about teaching abroad one day and exploring the world together. Adulthood seemed so far away but adventure was at my finger tips.
It was seven years later when we traveled up the basin of the Amazon River together and were thereafter marked. We'd spent nearly two months traveling in Argentina and Bolivia, where Josh was raised. We flew home that August and knew we had to do something; we just didn't yet know what. After years of teaching, both domestically and internationally, inti became a reality. A dream unforgotten from those endless nights nearly two decades ago.