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Published: November 2nd 2009
getting ready for halloween or preparing for an adventure?
I'd like to welcome my new subscribers who are receiving their first "travelblog". I promise in the future to have fewer words and a lot more photos.
To all my friends in Latin America, feliz dia del muerto. Yesterday was Halloween which meant only one thing - Big bob’s annual Halloween party which is always a good time. Terry always does a great job of decorating the house and puts out a delicious spread. Speaking of a good time, today was Mark T’s annual Minnesota Vikings vs. Greenbay Packers party - (American Football). We’ll keep last names out of the blogs incase our employers are searching the net. There were so many people there that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Can it really be 17 years since I left the big A? It was truly a great time to see everyone and Nanette (sp) did a great job on the food!
Well I have been back in the states for over 3 months and as Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, “It’s deja-vu all over again.” What now? So take a look at the first picture - is it a picture of me getting ready
for the Halloween party or am I preparing for the next big adventure? All right, I’ll spill the beans.
So, I’m on a bus which was pulling into Minneapolis, Minnesota and I look up in the sky and I see a big plane and thought, “I wonder where it’s going?”. Actually I thought, why am I on this bus and not on the plane going somewhere? Oh ya, I was heading back North to visit with friends for a short time before driving out West with my Buddy Dave. I was planning on working the “ski resorts" once more. After seeing the plane I pulled out my passport to see when my Chinese visa expires - the end of November. I didn’t make it to China this summer as planned; I was going to check out the teaching opportunities there.
Anyway, the day after I arrive up North I get an email from another buddy Dave who is traveling in China. He said that I should head on over and teach English, funny, because I was just thinking that same thing. Then a day later I get an email from Dave in Bangkok asking
how things were and that I should come back to Asia. I have to admit, I’ve had my camera out only once since I’ve been back and that was at a Pop Warner football game. To continue on with the Dave theme I get an email from another Dave who is opening up a photo gallery in Sapa, Vietnam soon (which I know will be a great success!). Speaking of Sapa, Dave T from down under was just there and we chatted briefly about Sapa - Dave I’m sure you had a great time there!
To round out the Dave theme, I got a phone number today for a lost buddy (we were in each others wedding way back when) named - any guesses? You’re right - Dave. I better not forget Dave from “Iquitos” who I spoke with a few weeks back regarding what to do. There are many more Dave’s who will be receiving this blog - I haven’t forgotten you. Cousin Dave you probably already heard from your mom that I’m taking off so please let Dave in NY know will ya. Oh, and today I saw at Mark’s party a friend from Jr. high, guess what his name is? No, it’s Don.
As Yogi Berra said “if you come to a fork in the road, take it”, so to make a long story short, my plans are to head back to Asia in less than two weeks to teach English somewhere and take a few more photos.
As always, I hope you are yours are doing well
Yogi (see I’m off the Dave theme)
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