Fly away birdie
Trip Start Jul 02, 2010
22Trip End Dec 09, 2010
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Where I stayed
Ma's Awesome Studio
The road trip with all my stuff went well, except for one minor incident. We ran over a whole muffler on 475.....not cool. I always wonder how things like that happen. That could really do some damage and to just keep driving after your rusty muffler drops off your car....how irresponsible. *tsk tsk* Luckily, it didn't hit the tires and nothing seemed to be leaking, although Vibey was purring a bit louder than normal. All-in-all good trip. Emily you're the best.
Tomorrow is the big day.
My flight leaves from DTW at 5 p.m. sharp. Boarding passes are printed and bags are packed. I was hoping to get away with just one bag, but with all the beginning essentials that I'm taking (meds, etc.) plus the items for my kids (pens, sticky notes, tic-tac-toe games – THANKS WBJ!) one suitcase seemed impossible.
While trying to relax a bit yesterday, I fell asleep outside and now I look like a ridiculous lobster. Not exactly the first impression I was hoping for....Emily said, "At least you'll match the chili peppers!"....ummmm
I just spoke to my baby brother who insisted I take the stungun he bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago.
Bro: You take it.
Me: They'll never let it through customs.
Bro: Put it in your check bag. You take it.
Me: It's not happening.
Bro: YOU TAKE IT
Me: IT'S NOT HAPPENING.
Bro: You be careful.
Also, after much debate and purchasing a very expensive laptop backpack, I have decided not to take my beautiful Macbook Pro with me on the trip. Pro: I can easily get on the internet if I can find WiFi and use it for my Spanish course. Con: I have to constantly carry it on me and protect it. Pro: I have a place to keep backups of my pictures and possibly Skype. Con: I don't want to take it out in public for fear someone will try to mug me.
Cons win. Ugh......so, I will be scouting around for internet cafes and hoping my host family has a computer I can use. If necessary, I will have my mother ship me a cheap-o netbook or perhaps get one there. I will try to post at least once a week.
Thanks to everyone who is supporting me on this adventure. It's been a long process, but having wonderful friends and family behind me has really been a blessing.
Here goes nothin'