A few days ago I was chatting with my younger sister Molly about my family’s upcoming trip to Morocco. I decided to ask her if she’d be willing to write something for my blog about how she’s feeling about the trip… here’s what she wrote!
335 days ago I sat cross-legged beside my sister as we sorted through the things that would accompany her for the next 27 months she would spend in Morocco. Today, I find myself packing once again. Only this time the suitcase is for myself and will accompany my family and I on our visit to Morocco, which we will embark on in exactly one week. I am absolutely over the moon about this, to say the least. While Abbey is definitely looking forward to the jars of peanut butter and Goldfish that I have stowed away in my bag for her, I have a few other things that I’m looking forward to experiencing during my ten days in Morocco.
First, having the ability to talk to her through a medium other than FaceTime (a.k.a. giving her the biggest group hug in the middle of the airport ever). Second, I will finally get to experience many of the countless stories that she’s told me over the months that have passed firsthand. I’ll get to see the town and meet the people that have played such prominent roles in her adventures. I will FINALLY get to live through my very own “couscous Friday” that I have heard her rave endlessly about. I will also get to see my family members ride camels, which I have no doubt will be entirely entertaining. For ten days I will also try to set aside my incredibly picky eating habits, which I can already tell will be quite the challenge. And sharing the same passion as my Dad and Abbey, I can’t deny that I am pretty pumped to capture some moments with my camera that are pretty zwin bzaff (did I say that right?!) Maybe I can learn a little Arabic during the trip too. But most of all, I think my family would agree, the thing that I am looking forward to most is getting to experience even just a little bit of the adventurous new life that my big sis’ has created for herself.
I hope Morocco is ready for the Walsh Family, because in just seven days the whole gang will be back together.