Spending Christmas Day thousands of miles from home by yourself can be a bit sad–until, that is, you get a visitor from home! Jesse was SO happy to welcome to Willcox, Arizona his cousin Ashley VanOsdol. Ashley is a world adventurer herself. She’s traveled to many countries in the world and lived in Honduras while she was in the Peace Corps. Right now she’s on a break after having earned her master’s degree and is so excited to be walking with Jesse for two weeks.
Ashley brought a few treats to Jesse from home, including some new Smartwool socks, hiking pants and shirt, as well as some Christmas lights to decorate his tent with and a Santa hat that she is making him wear! : )
I can’t wait to hear what stories come out of the next few weeks!
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