The devastation in Nepal is so very sad, for the local residents, for those who have travelled there to achieve a life goal and for those who had hoped to travel there in the near future. There are two young women from our community who are missing in Nepal. The 19~year~olds were taking a gap year to travel the world and were last known to be between Rimche and Kyanjin Gompa on the Langtang Valley Trek. Both are self reliant and have a great deal of outdoor experience.
Two brothers have made their way to the Himalayan country to help with the search effort for these girls. The rest of the family and friends continue to research on line, hope and pray and tie yellow ribbons. I’m not sure who came up with the idea, but someone suggested that we tie yellow ribbons around the neighborhood as a sign of support for these families who are missing their daughters. So, tie we did. It’s a small thing, but it’s something. We can’t all go there to pull away rubble, but this is a way to show the families that we care and as all of the trees and signposts and fire hydrants become adorned with yellow, we hope that the families spirits and the communities awareness are raised.
I don’t personally know Sydney Schumacher or Bailey Meola, but after reading the travel blogs they were writing about their adventures, I hope I’ll have the pleasure to meet them one day soon.
To learn more about these impressive young women and to read their blogs click on helpbaileyandsydney.
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