Blogs from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, North America - page 11


North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis February 24th 2009

My parents were very generous is allowing me to come home after I decided to extend my service through the start of summer 09. In fact, I was ready for it. I had just said goodbye to my support system of volunteers in January; they had experienced the year with me through all the ups and downs. I still miss them. However, for every end, there is a new beginning. This would be my third consecutive January in Nicaragua, quite a remarkable thing for me. I was now the jefe (leader) of our group of volunteers and we were welcoming in 2 new bees. On top of all that chaos, I was volunteering my time as the event planner's personal assistant, doing all the things that are little but very important in planning the biggest meeting ... read more
Herty and I
Montelimar Beach

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis February 10th 2009

here are pics of our backpacks and other travel stuff. we slowly purchased all of this gear, about one item per month so we could space it all out. can you find our sporks?... read more
emily's stuff

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis February 3rd 2009

Not Too Shabby I'm sitting here in the Northwest airlines lounge at the airport, and it's nice to know how the other half lives! Part of the deal is that you get to fly Business Class and one of the perks in the use of the airport lounge. (Note to PDI'ers: Not to worry, the client pays for the airfare -- your gasoline dollars at work.) There are comfortable chairs and tables, free liquor, chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, but I'm a sucker for the chocolate chip cookies. There appear to be around six employees doing stocking food and drinks, cleaning up, and people at terminals waiting to answer questions. It's like another world. In about an hour and a half, I head to Amsterdam, which is 8 hours and 19 minutes away (give or ... read more
Cookies and Bailey's

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis January 30th 2009

Before the trip - Minnesota This is the first entry for my blog. And this is my first blog. So this is really the beginning... It's Friday night before my trip and I wonder if I really know what I'm doing. I feel as inexperienced in about what I'm going to do as I am in writing a blog. Yet, here I am writing a blog, so maybe I'll figure out what I'm supposed to do when I get to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia. All I can picture is Lawrence of Arabia. And oil. Lots and lots of sand and oil. It all started when I got stopped in the hall and asked, "Say, would you be interested in doing an assessment center in Saudi Arabia?" "Say what?????" It's kind of like someone asking you ... read more
February in Minnesota

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis January 6th 2009

So I found this site for our Travelblog! This is just sort of a test entry to see what it looks like.... tell me if you guys like this site or if we should find a different one!... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis » Whittier December 25th 2008

We thought we should post something before we go. If you're interested in our trip (which, at 12 weeks seems more like an odyssey...) check back here. We're going to try to update when we can. Call it an extended honeymoon, call it "studying abroad", call it "snowbirding"--but we're going to South America for 3 months. We're starting in Lima, Peru and ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We feel really fortunate to have this opportunity and we're going to try to soak up the most of it. We don't mean for the blog to be for one way communication; please leave comments and/or email us! We promise to write you back. Josie & John... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis November 20th 2008

French/Francais: Nous sommes a l'airoport de New York! Nous allons partire d'ici a 5h30 temp de New York. Dans nos avion qui vas nous voller a Rome, il y a des petit television qui a des video et jeu de su. Je suis teres eciter, mais sa vas etre une vremon long jour! Je suis trist que je n'est pas a l'ecole, et je veux parler a mes amies. Je spre que j'ai pas TROP de traville quand je retourn! Quand nous etons dans la premire avion, on a vu le Statue du Libarte par la fenetre! Quand je vais sur la deuxsiem avion, meme avec le petit television, je vais fere mais devoir! Auvoir pour maitenant, Cristiana English/Anglais: We're at the New York airport! We're going to leave here at 5:30 New York time. In ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis November 3rd 2008

We are back in Minneapolis after a huge Halloween weekend. We spent the weekend in the little town of West Union in northern Iowa with Nancy's aunts Dee and Kay, cousins Sandy & Tom, Marci & Mark and Jane & Steve, her second cousins Carey & Nick, Jennifer & Nick (a different one) and Lindsey and third cousins Matthew, Makayla and Max. Friday night we cooked chili, went trick or treating around the neighbourhood with Matthew and Makayla and carved jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins. Saturday we had something of a 'tailgate' party, though instead of going to a football game and eating in the carpark the relatives completely took over our hotel and ate in our rooms while watching several college football games at once and spouting non-stop statistics that we had no idea about at all. ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis October 30th 2008

After almost a day in the air (or waiting around at LAX) we arrived in Minneapolis at 9.30 pm to the warmest of warm welcomes from Nancy's Aunt Dee and cousin Sandy. We were driven back to Sandy's house and fed up before we were sent to bed (which made up for North West Airlines not feeding us on the flight from LA). Today we slept in and spent the afternoon at the Mall of America, the biggest shopping centre in the world! Why didn't we bring bigger suitcases? We were expecting cold weather here in the mid west, but today was a beautiful sunny, mild day. Perhaps the snow will hold off until tomorrow...... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis September 9th 2008

(If anyone is actually out there reading this, I apologize for so many postings in one day. We were quite busy on our trip, as you can see, and I had internet access issues along the way.) Well, Dorothy and I made it back to Minnesota today. Both a little road weary I think. It was time for us to get back as I have work and family to attend to, but, most importantly she has bridge club tomorrow! We both agreed today that it was an amazing trip and had such a wonderful time together. I asked Dorothy what her three favorite memories were. 1. She loved the hairpin drive along the coast of Northern California. 2. She thoroughly enjoyed the train trip and 3. San Francisco was amazing. And now, the memorial journey comes ... read more

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