Star Express Inn
Travel Blogs from Valparaiso
... into it. Or maybe, it is even more than that, mature, well seasoned camping gear has a personality. That may sound crazy, but it’s true. Over there are the trousers with the buttons on the pockets that are quiet and warm, and make me feel swift and stealthy when I wear them in the woods; and here is the insolent flashlight that has moments of brilliance, but must be pressed into service with violent shaking and, that failing, ...
... be able to carry enough food, water, and gear to last a couple of days. It should also stabilize the machine a little to get some of the weight moved up to the front, which will help a lot on those mountain roads, and I should have a lot easier time getting things out of my bags, because they won't be packed up so darn tight this time.
The ole' Surly doesn't look too bad right now. After getting the new casette, chain, and rear wheel in Austin. And the new bottom ...
Labor Day... NO LABOR TODAY!!!
The best part of today... 20 days to go before we board! Best part of tomorrow... 19 days to go before we board! And so on, and so on, and so on... until THE DAY WE BOARD!
Already scheduled for us:
* Jet skis in Haiti
* Racing catamaran from Grand Cayman to Sting Ray City (huh???)
* 4x4 Jeep tour of Jamaica
* X-Rail Buggys to ...
... days driving and leaving the car was not an option nor was trying to book a limo which would have cost at least a hundred dollars each way. I had to figure a way to get up to the airport. Since I have several pets and could not afford to board them all ( I had 20 pets at the time) I had to have a house sitter as well as a pet sitter. My youngest son was available but was also a little unreliable I had his friend who was also friends of ours stay at our house, He was 19 but was ...
... to the IES Abroad Center! And the orientation begins!
I'm staying in a dorm, where I have my own room. Here's my exact mailing address:
Calandra R Hackler
just in case you wanna send me love notes or something. :) I'll post my new cell phone number later, but it'll basically be for important things only because it is so expensive. I plan on starting up a Skype account ...