Excitement Insomnia

by Aaron on December 26, 2010

I’m usually a pretty solid sleeper.  In fact, back in college, my roommate in the fraternity house used to keep a broken golf club to stab me with when I’d snore.   I know this only because I supplied him with it as a roommate courtesy, not because it ever woke me up.

While on a camp out one night in Boy Scouts I managed to sleep through a tornado as it wailed within a half mile of our campsite.

Put me in the backseat of a car on a road trip and I can sleep on demand.  And I’ve been blessed with the ability to go from tired to wired after just a 15 minute cat nap.

But give me something exciting to do the next day and I’ve got genuine insomnia.

It’s happened before many a time; the night before I went on Semester at Sea, the night before we ran with the bulls in Pomplona, the night before countless hunting trips, the night before just about every huge Hog football game, and like most young kids last night more Christmas Eve’s than I can count.

I’m not sure I’ve ever been this excited though.   After months of planning and prep we’re less than 10 hours away from departure on our trip around the Caribbean Circle.   And if the next 10 hours are anything like the last there’s a good chance I’ll still be editing this post come sun up.

Thankfully Patrick can fly almost any plane blindfolded and won’t need my soon to be incoherent piloting skills.

The first leg of our trip tomorrow will take us from Baxter Regional Airport(Mtn. Home, AR) to Hot Springs(to pick up Alex) and then on to Edinburg, TX for the night.

By 10:00 a.m. Monday morning, fresh off a solid nights sleep and the source of my current excitement induced insomnia, we’ll be international over Mexico and well on our way around the Caribbean Circle.

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scott bailey December 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Good luck men…we will be watching and praying for your safety.


Aaron January 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Thanks Doc!


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