Late July..I think :) 2 weeks ago
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Last weekend I went to St. George Utah—my old home town. Stayed a couple of days in Springdale, just outside of Zion National Park… Even though I never actually got into the park. :) Spent all my time with a friend from high school. Sunday night we went to Las Vegas—turns out she’d never seen the Shark Tank @ the Monty Carlo or the fountain in front of the Bellagio. Turned out to be a pretty fun weekend. :D 1 month ago
We were supposed to go to san antonio, texas and wichita, kansas to visit our sisters, but it was too much $$ at the moment. We did however reserve for vacation with friends at Vieques, Puerto Rico for thanksgiving weekend. 5 months ago
17 days until I have to be back at work-
I still have barely started packing, but I’ll be leaving sometime tomorrow. I’ll try to check in here quickly before I leave, but I don’t know how much access I’ll have while I’m gone. I hope to see a few of you in the next two weeks, and I’ll talk to the rest of you when I return! 5 months ago
in my last doctor’s appointment he didn’t say anything that would cause me to cancel my trip, so I guess it’s on!
My vague plans for a SE US road trip are starting to crystalize a bit. Attached is a map with a rough estimate of my route. Other than meeting at least one 43er in Atlanta, and trying to reach the highpoints of several states for this goal, I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be doing. I still can’t do any hiking, unfortunately. I can ride my bike but the only reason I’ve been able to do that here is that I know that I can get a hold of someone if I have a major breakdown, like pretzeling a wheel. That wouldn’t be the case 1500 miles from home so I’d better not do that :P Kayaking I could do and I’d love to do some, but even my inflatable kayak is pretty heavy when it’s wet and I don’t think that I can handle it by myself with a broken leg.
So, I guess I’ll take some books to read and try to so some birding and just enjoy the driving through a part of the country that I’ve never seen before :)
My plan is to leave on Saturday. 4000 miles of driving- good thing that gas prices are down right now! 5 months ago
for a little while, at least!
Actually I got back Saturday night, but I haven’t been around here much since then.
I had a pretty good trip. I saw all of my siblings, nieces, and nephew. I hung out with my sister all week and saw everyone else at least once. I went to I think 5 microbreweries I had never been to before and drank some great new beer. The weather wasn’t very good but the fall colors were gorgeous. I went to a meat market that’s been in the same family for 100 years, spent some time with my caving buddy, and visited my mom’s memorial for the first time.
Now I’m home for three weeks before having my last vacation of the year. I’ll actually have two weeks in a row off for the first time since I went to Switzerland over 10 years ago. I’ve been considering taking a road trip to the southeastern U.S. There are several pros and cons, and I think I’ll wait until Friday (my next doctor’s appointment) before I decide for sure. 5 months ago
And now preparations are afoot for the potential next one, which could prove very exciting, if it all works out… 2014, California here I come. (hopefully!) 5 months ago
I’ll be flying out to Chicago early tomorrow morning to spend a week visiting my siblings in Indiana. This is going to be kind of a weird trip. I haven’t been out there in three years, since Mom died. In the 29 years I’ve been in Colorado this will be the first time I’ll be going back “home” without seeing her :P
At least my sister’s off for the entire week, so we’ll probably be keeping fairly busy. And on Tuesday I’ll be meeting a 43er friend IRL for the first time!
I probably won’t be on here a lot over the next week, but I’ll have Internet access most of the time so I’ll check in once in a while. See you all in a week! 6 months ago
but at least I have something going on for my vacation next month!
Sat Oct 19
Depart DENVER CO (DEN) at 07:25 AM on Southwest Airlines
Arrive in CHICAGO MIDWAY (MDW) at 10:40 AM
Travel Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Sat Oct 26
Depart CHICAGO MIDWAY (MDW) at 6:45 PM on Southwest Airlines
Arrive in DENVER CO (DEN) at 8:35 PM
Travel Time 2 hrs 50 mins
My sister is off for the week, so even though I can’t hike we should be able to do some things. And maybe I’ll finally get to meet up with a 43er or two that I haven’t had the chance to meet before :)6 months ago
Well, not really, but how often do you get the chance to reference a John Denver song? ;)
I’m back from my “mini vacation” with my daughter. Overall we had a great time. It looks like 43T is back to “normal” again so I’ll write some more detail later, but I just wanted to warn everyone that they’ll be seeing my smartass comments again!
And if you’re one of the 43ers who I usually send postcards to, they’re in the mail :)
Attached is my version of the photo I posted here when I was writing about my plans for this trip. 8 months ago