In early December, I left Guyana after making a special trip to see a very large waterfall called Kaieteur. It was an hour flight south of Georgetown and is technically known for having the (123rd) highest "free-fall" of water on earth.
There are frogs found only in the Kaieteur national forest called the Kaieteur Golden Frog. If it were provoked and it jumped onto your upper lip, it could secrete a gas (160 thousand times stronger than cocaine) that would put you in a coma! They spend their entire (pathetic) lives in the same plant and are about the size of a thumbnail. After that, I spent two weeks in Chicago and found an apartment.
Then I flew back to Seattle for the weeks leading up to Christmas and the New Year.
On January 5th, 2009, I got into my laden 1990 Toyota Camry and drove to Chicago...