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We're finally off. How long before we discover the first unpacked item? Thanks, Bruce, for the ride! Also, we had an unexpected family dinner at home with Samuel and Elijah. We capped the evening with a video chat with D and family.
The flight to Chicago was uneventful. I realized we don't know whether we can buy breakfast on the plane, so we make a quick buy of blueberry muffins and a turkey sandwich. Let's see if we need, ...
... list. This crowded megalopolis offers so much – but the price of extremely congested roadways, heavy industrial landscapes and super-dense adjoining neighborhoods is just not our cup of tea. For many of the same reasons that restaurants featured on Food Network shows turn mediocre or fail, the popularity of Portland has turned this place into a miniature Los Angeles. Not a bad thing, just not our thing.
Enjoy the ride!
... map lady was great!
We walked back from Hertz (on Pine street) up to campus and ran into colleagues, and we all went for coffee...
Now I'd better study up tonight... a lot to do this week! Life is good!
This conference like Oregon is gunna be great!
... of the local vibe. I'd rather ask my neighbor or store clerk fro directions than the consierge, it's just more fun and authentic in my opinion. I guessed at how long I would want to stay in each place based on what I was doing there. For example, in townsville, near the great barrier reef where I would be diving , i decided to stay 5 days. This would allow me to dive for two days and still have three beach days to allow my body to adjust before flying again. 5 days ...
My backpack is empty, my clothes are clean, and I haven't eaten ham in over a week. The holidays have been an amazing whirlwind of friends and family, and tomorrow I head back to Eugene to continue my adventure.
With a week of family and about two weeks of food in my system, I thought now would be a good time to put a written conclusion to my time abroad. My experiences and thoughts have had a bit of time to marinate, and instead of giving you belated ...