Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Big Map Project

Peeps, The Big Map Project (BMP) is up on the wall. Remember last time that it looked like this. Pictures to come shortly. In the meantime, we are in pinning mode:

Blue = Chris
Red = Sonja
Yellow = Chris + Sonja
Green = Chris, Sonja & Ben

Things were humming right along until we depleted my stash of sewing pins. 

 The point of this project isn't just to pin where we've been - that's just a small piece. In fact, from a distance of just a few feet, it's pretty much impossible to see the pins, as they blend in with the colors of the map. 

No, the point, is to use it as a learning tool and a place for inspiration. A few nights ago when Chris and I put it up, we spent about 20 minutes looking it over. "Gee, I can't believe Kazakhstan is so damn big" and "MONGOLIA!!". And "Oh, so that's where the Straight of Hormuz is". 

Definitely a learning tool. 

 But I won't lie: It's kinda cool to see where we've been - we have many fond memories associated with past trips. 

And so many places left to explore...