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Trip Start Jun 11, 2013
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I went home for a week to celebrate my 21st birthday, it was a blast and two of my favorite people took me out that night. I hung out with family and friends and had lots of fun. Then i went up to North Dakota to hangout with my friends up north. I had some really great nights with many different people.
Yesterday night (my last in Bloomington for the next 2 months) I had a pretty fun day with my sister. She and I went to lunch with my awesome grandma and we played cribbage. I love that my sister plays cribbage because I have great memories of waking up at the cabin and my grandma/grandpa playing cribbage in the morning, noon, and night. She really is my little squishy and my bellybutton (yes, we are a little strange). SHOUTOUT KYLA! I also got my hair cut (its SO soft) too. Last night, we had a very American dinner. Fresh made burgers on the grill, homemade french fries, and smores over the fire. I also had lots of yummy Bloomington tap water. Then we lit our Chinese lanterns and I am hoping to have mine bonk me on the head in Europe somewhere ;)
So for packing and prepping, I have been getting things ready for a long while. I am borrowing a backpacking backpack which is great. It takes the weight off my shoulders. And I have tried to leave space so i have room for souvenirs. I packed pretty lightly, like 3 shorts, 1 jean, 1 capri, 5 shirts, not much at all if you know me. When I go home for a weekend, I can honestly say I bring more home than I am for my 2 month voyage. So I have a backpack, a small cinch backpack for the beach/ walking around town and a small purse (thanks ThirtyOne).
My first stop is Oslo. That's in Norway for all you geographically challenged people ;) hahaha. My plane leaves at 1:45pm and arrives in Newark NJ, then NJ to Oslo. I love planes. I will arrive at 10am Norwegian time or 3am CST (7 hours ahead).
What I need from you all: I LOVE COMMENTS! So leave them often. Also, I am trying to think of "my thing" to buy from each country. I dont really want to do postcards and my key chains are a bit bulky with no purpose. I like the idea of charms from each place (thanks madre), what do you think? Any other unique ideas?
Peace, Love, and fun Planes