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North America » United States » Georgia » Athens September 7th 2019

My third game of this season wasn't much of a trip. Even though there wasn’t much travelling in a vehicle, however, there was plenty of walking. Full disclosure: I’ve been to probably 100 games involving this team, and basically every home game (except maybe 5) since 2008. It is my 22nd consecutive game in Sanford Stadium, and that streak will end next week because I’ll be in West Virginia. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This week was the one I had circled on my calendar for the shortest “trip” in the football season, and after last weekend’s whirlwind trip through Michigan and the Big 10, I was glad to have a week with no major movements. For the past few years, since 2012 I suppose, I’ve had my buddy ... read more
The Arch, iconic symbol of UGA
My alma mater
Approaching the stadium, the excitement builds

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens September 4th 2016

Geo: 33.9581, -83.3733After a nice breakfast that Benji fixed for us (cinnamon rolls), we left for Bill and Bev's Church. It was mission sunday, so we heard 5 different missionary couples speak about their work in Africa and Mexico.We left at 10:15 after the service and drove towards Athens. It took us an hour to get to the city, and we found a Starbucks so I could do some much needed computer work.I filled out my Travelpod/blog.Then we met up with Scott and Lilliana McAndrews at the On the Border. Glenn and I shared a fajita dinner for one. It was interesting to learn how Scott and Lilliana met - through Christian Mingle, an Internet dating site. She is from Guatemala. Her father works at TGNA radio station. So, she knows most of the CAM missionaries, ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens September 4th 2016

Geo: 33.9581, -83.3733After a nice breakfast that Benji fixed for us (cinnamon rolls), we left for Bill and Bev's Church. It was mission sunday, so we heard 5 different missionary couples speak about their work in Africa and Mexico.We left at 10:15 after the service and drove towards Athens. It took us an hour to get to the city, and we found a Starbucks so I could do some much needed computer work.I filled out my Travelpod/blog.Then we met up with Scott and Lilliana McAndrews at the On the Border. Glenn and I shared a fajita dinner for one. It was interesting to learn how Scott and Lilliana met - through Christian Mingle, an Internet dating site. She is from Guatemala. Her father works at TGNA radio station. So, she knows most of the CAM missionaries, ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens July 15th 2016

This entry is just to let people know that I'm hitting the road again in a couple of days. I'll be heading out on Sunday morning (July 17th) and don't plan on returning until Thursday, August 4th. I realized last month that it had been over a year since I last left America, and with the way things are going in my native land, I felt like getting out of it again. Since flying is something I avoid if possible, and I also try to be thrifty, a road trip to Canada seemed the best fit for this time of year. Plus, it gets me out of this miserable Georgia heat for a while. This trip really has two themes: Canada, and American Presidents. I want to spend as much time in Canada as I can, ... read more
Got some Canadian money now
Stamps for postcards!

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens October 8th 2015

Yep, I'm ready to get on the road again. I'm sitting at the Honda place, getting an oil change before I head out for a few days to the Great Plains! I'm adding a map of my trip as planned so far, and you'll notice that the voyage doesn't take me all the way back home. That's because I haven't planned the end of it yet. I'm striking out to attend the next 2 TCU football games - the first in Kansas, the next in Iowa. Since they're both in the Midwest, I decided to just stay out there and discover new things instead of coming back home and driving back out to Iowa in less than a week. I hope to see a few friends along the way, too. Today is the big driving day ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens March 5th 2015

I'm almost on the home stretch - 1 week until I'm boarding a plane in ATL!!! I couldn't help but take note of the plane that skidded all over the runway at LaGuardia Airport this morning. Guess where my first flight on this big adventure lands - LGA! Maybe the snow and ice will be gone by then... One of my last non-packing preparations for this trip was a a visit to the dentist this morning. No cavities! Now my teeth are all shiny and clean, and I can drink and eat whatever I feel like. They asked me if I drank coffee, because the only issues were some stains from dark liquids on the backs of my front teeth. Alas, I don't drink coffee, but I am addicted to sweet tea. And at that moment, ... read more
With Will and Carson at church

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens March 2nd 2015

I'll first start off by saying that I have awesome friends. Erica, who lives in Germany, has completely taken care of all the arrangements - lodging, travel, and tours - that we're going to need while I'm there at the end of April. I mean, she was a woman on a mission, and I'm still getting suggestions from her for things to do and see while we're in Dresden. Also, the place we're staying in Dresden has a Trabi for a bed ; once she found that out, and I expressed a desire to stay in the room with the Trabi, she made it happen. Weird things always happen to us when we're together, and the Trabi is only the beginning. I bought traveler's insurance this morning. That's the first time I've ever bought any, but ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens February 26th 2015

I'm down to 2 weeks. In exactly 14 days from now, I'll be on my way to the airport. I've been anticipating this trip for so long, and today is really the first time I've gotten the jitters when thinking about it. Huzzah! All my lodging is booked. All my flights have been purchased. This is becoming more real... I tend to get ready for this trip in short spurts, like a fixation for a few hours, and then go back to doing my normal thing for a few days. Yesterday was one of those short spurts. I booked a couple of my ground transports. The first was a shuttle from LGA to JFK. I've got 6 hours between flights in NYC, so I figure that's plenty of time. The second was my AndorraBus from BCN ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens February 24th 2015

So, I leave for Europe in 16 days, and I'll be there for 77 days. I would add one of those nifty countdown things here, but they all seem to be a couple days off. Alas... Today was the dry-run for packing for this trip. My parents have let me borrow a very nice wheelie suitcase with a handle. I hope it's better than my last 2, both of which I got in the middle of a trip. The same trip, actually. The first one was from Real in Jena, Germany. If you know anything about Real, you probably know how that turned out. It had wheels and a handle, but it was a lot like a gym bag in quality of the fabric. It lasted until I got to Toulouse, the next week. Then I ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Athens January 7th 2012

Bevor ich mehr ueber die vergangenen Wochen schreiben, moechte ich hier noch einmal allen einen guten Start ins neue Jahr wuenschen!!!! So, nachdem ich das hiermit getan habe, starten wir jetzt mit dem letzten Ereignis, das schon eine ganze Weile her ist. Ja, mein Weihnachten. Weihnachten In diesem Jahr hatte ich das Glueck, Weihnachten gleich zwei Mal geniessen zu koennen. Das erste Fest fand am 24. Dezember mit insgesamt 17 Personen statt. Darunter waren Arbeitskollegen von mir und Freunde, die zum Teil den weiten Weg von New York auf sich genommen hatten, um hier im warmen Athens ein gemuetliches Weihnachtsfest zu begehen. Dieses war - siehe hierfuer auch das Video - sehr idyllisch und entsprach auch durchaus einem Festessen: http://vimeo.com/34586518 Es gab Ente, selbstgemachte Kloesse und viel Gluehwein. ... read more
Omas Raeuchermann
Weihnachtsfeier in unserem Department
Coke Museum




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