By this time next week, I will be on a plane to Paraguay. I am going there as a part of the world-renown PSU in Paraguay program and will be teaching Introduction to Analytical Process (business calc by any other name would smell as sweet...). It is a long awaited event that has taken time to become real to me. First a passport for me; then passports for the family. Then get shots. Then get visas.
It was the visas that did it. Our passports where returned from the Paraguayan Embassy yesterday by special delivery yesterday, each with a stamp and a hand-lettered 90-day Turista visa.
If all goes as scheduled, by this time next friday my family and I will be sitting at the gate in Atlanta waiting for our flight to Buenos Aires. Tulsa to Atlanta, Atlanta to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Asuncion.