(Update: Because of a couple factors, our trip has been postponed till November 3rd through the 23rd.)

Nicole: We’re going to India in two weeks! After playing with the idea for nearly as many years as Ryan and Amanda have been living over there, we finally committed to going. Well, we have our tickets. The plan is for us to leave on September 22, 2008, and return on October 15, 2008. I’ve sent off my passport to be renewed, we got a smorgisbord of shots, and I learned all about what we need to gather to get our Visas. Wow. This seems a bit unreal. I’m expecting that feeling to persist until we’ve been there and returned home.

Mark: I hope to blog about our adventure, to share pictures and stories with you, and hear some of your feedback as well. We’ll see how well we do at that. At any rate, don’t expect us to return calls or emails during those weeks. If you would like to know more about Ryan and Amanda’s work in India, check out www.smoothpath.org.