Hi everyone thanks for continuing to follow my journey.You might be wondering why on earth I am heading out to the Gobi desert in Mongolia? How did this happen and what’s it all about.
Well I shall keep this post relatively short but to be honest Twitter brought this all together for me .
I have been following a wonderful adventurous lady on twitter for some time Hazel Richards @snowbirdie.( If you aren’t following her then now is the time)
Whilst I was in hospital before my heart operation( I had a triple cardiac bypass 20 weeks ago) I spent time reading lots of blogs and hers stood out more than anyone elses.
I was so in awe of the fact that she has been to the Antarctic that I read lots of her posts and vowed that If I made it through surgery I too would follow my dream and become an adventurer.
Well, I made it through surgery and blogged about my recovery and can you imnagine @snowbirdie told me of her next adventure, a trek to the Gobi desert on an astronaut leadership program with International Space School Educational Trust and NASA astronaut and NASA trainer Ken Ham and Michelle Ham. Would I like to go along ? Would I ever!!!!
After receiving some shocked responses from my nearest and dearest I visited my doctor who gave me the thumbs up to go and the ball started rolling.
A late night phone call to my sister @gillianoneil confirmed that I would be travelling with my best buddy and fellow adventurer Gillian to The Gobi desert.
Here is a link to what its all about .http://www.isset.org/astronomy_meets_adventure/transit_of_venus.php
We will be witnessing the last ever transit of Venus of our lifetime (next one is not until 2117)
Its now 18 days till we go and I am very excited.
So thanks to magical twitter, a wonderful adventurous lady and a brilliant heart surgeon Mr Butler who fixed my heart Im off !! To be continued………….
Thankyou for following my journey.
You can also follow Gillian and I whilst we are out there on our video blog here at http://www.moviecom.tv/transitofvenus2012
Michelle Hynes @legaleaglemhm