The Money Brick

(All photos in this post courtesy of Iowa photographer and all-around swell guy Joe Pyle.)

A few days before we left, our Iowa City friends threw a little back yard shindig to send us on our way. Speeches were made, hotdogs were consumed, small bits of crepe paper streamers were licked to verify that yes, the probably highly toxic dyes do taste astoundingly awful.

Our friend Stan, who is usually plotting ways to redecorate peoples’ yards while they’re on vacation, secretly took up a collection and at the end of the night handed us a rectangular bundle to help us do something extra special. As you can tell by our unhinged jaws, we were shocked. Shocked! And humbled. We can think of hundreds of more worthy charitable causes than the Tony and Alicia Have Quit Their Jobs to Travel to Who Knows Where Foundation. But for some reason, you crazy people decided to love us.

We decided that we would 1.) use it on an experience that is the best in the world for whatever it was we were going to do, 2.) use it on an experience that we wouldn’t have otherwise chosen, and 3.) film a bit of it so you can be there with us.

So here it is. Here’s what we did.

Thank you SO MUCH.