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steven02345 in Sterling is doing 4 things including…

Run with the bulls in Pampalona

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steven02345 has written 10 entries about this goal

Maybe not Pampalona but I'm gonna Run with the Bulls

My wife found this event that’s being held all over the US. They’ll hold a Running with the Bulls and a Tomatina festival in the same day !
Much better than going to Spain, this is a Day Trip we’ve planned and paid for !
I’ll consider this completed :)

http://www.thegreatbullrun.com



The dream revived.

My kid brother suggested we do a trip together, made me think I’d like to share this with him (i.e. he video tape and I risk my life)

I’ve pitched it to him and if he’s in I might just get this done.



Maybe next year

Okay so year 4 of my attempt starts on July 8th. Why you ask, well maybe I should have takens a friends advice and bought the ticket a few months ago (locking me into it). As it stands now I have family visiting and can’t simply take off to Spain. Plus a new project’s had a delayed start so if I were to go I’d be leaving in the begining of a new task (well could still have done that) simply put though this year doesn’t seem likely.
On the bright side I’m still single and it doesn’t look like that will change next year so I’m still kinda on track (How do you do a sarcastic smiley face again ? :D ).



orbitz email

no sooner did I write the last price drop and i got an email from Orbitz (yesterday) saying that the price was down to 643. Clicked on the link they offered and it kept quoting me 800 to 743, totally frustrating that i didn’t waste time and they still weren’t offering me the price that they lured me in with.
Well no worries simply went into my settings and set the acceptable price even lower (as revenge :D ).



Cost concerns

Price of tickets have come down by 200 but still not as low as I’d anticipated, question is, is this as good as it gets ?
I guess it might be and more importantly I should lock in a booking so I don’t get side tracked like I have the last 3 years



Started searching for Tickets to spain today

Problem is July seems to be a peek season or something as the prices range in 1150 area.
Any suggestions on how I can get a better deal, should I wait or book now ?



The Trip plan so far Madrid to Pampalona

Mapped it and realized that it might make sense to land there on the 5th and drive down to pampalona. Having a car would also mean that I have the freedom to write other adventures :)



2008 July One week in Spain

I can do it, got the vacation time saved up and looks like I’m still going to be single then.
Been searching for ticket prices online for Spain



2007 not an option besides two Americans were mauled by bulls this year

Used my vacation to go to a family wedding (totally worth it).
Got back and found this reminder of the run

http://news.bostonherald.com/international/europe/view.bg?articleid=1011083

am I disuaded ? Nah, its still a life long goal (but I’ll only do it if I am not married (got to consider who else will be affected by my risking my life).



Missed my chance in 2006

I had to choose between taking a vacation (to do the bull run) or switch jobs (advance my career). I chose to advance my career. But there’s always next year



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