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North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City September 11th 2013

Geo: 39.0997, -94.5786My usual breakneck pace of travel will have to be toned for this trip. Not only is my wife going but today begins my first (only?) flight itinerary that includes an infant lap child.We decided to mitigate the unknown by having my wife (Cari) fly with our 6 month old baby (Carmen) on a same-day-return to Chicago just to make sure she handled air travel reasonably well. The test flight went better than hoped, Carmen didn't seem to notice the air travel at all. We left home on Wednesday about the same time I usually leave for work. We have a short hop over to Denver and then a trip on the new Boeing 787 to Narita-Tokyo. Of note is that we are flying on the morning of 9/11, which I knew, but didn't ... read more
Carmen's First Shoe Party
Waiting at KCI
Carmen's first flight on UA

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City August 14th 2013

Blog travelers, the Road Avenger has finally turned south! Yesterday was the longest traveling day of this entire trip. Jess and I calculated that today's and tomorrow's driving time combined totals yesterday's driving time. Our foot was on the pedal for a total of 13ish hours. Today's pace was much more relaxed. We rose at an acceptable hour and was on the road at 10am (just a reminder, we are still in SD at this point). We crossed the boarder of our 9th state, Iowa, to pay a visit to WinnaVegas. Casino #2!! A little gem surrounded by miles of corn and little else....ok nothing else. Had a photo opp with "ain't nothing but a hound prairie dog" played the reels and were on our way! Next stop is a little known metal sculpture affectionally called ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City December 31st 2012

Geo: 39.103, -94.583It is my fortune today to begin another trip centered around an Outreach International site visit. On this trip ill be accompanying my friends Kevin (CEO), Harry (Chairman), and Dennis (Chief of Field Operations) to the development projects near The mining town of Chingola, Zambia. On the way I'll be stopping at London, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, and Lusaka.Continuing to lighten my load, I now have an iPad mini conveniently and graciously received at this year's company Christmas party. I'll also be taking my iPhone 4 with AT&T's international data plan, a Garmin nuvi with some African maps that i downloaded, and a spot GPS tracking device.Most importantly, this will be my first trip to Africa! I'm not sure what to expect, but I'm girding myself for a Cambodia/Laos style struggle. One interesting concern is ... read more
Serving New Year's champaigne before takeoff
New Year's Champaigne
Heck of a tailwind to go that fast

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City November 25th 2012

We left the Giant Eyeball and drove to Kansas City. We had a nice, easy, straight drive, directly West. Somehow, I have no pictures of that trip, so there was either nothing to see or I fell asleep... I was really looking forward to going to Kansas City, though. Someone had, at some point, posted a picture on Facebook of a building that looked like giant books, and so I Google searched it, and found that it was the Kansas City Public Library parking garage! What an amazing idea! What an inspiring piece of art!! How encouraging! In fact, I instantly wanted to read (most) of the books that were represented (or re-read the books represented that I had already read!) First, though, I had to convince Peter that we had to go off the beaten ... read more
Kansas City
Kansas City Opera House
Public Library (Central)

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City September 16th 2012

This weekend we stopped by Powell Gardens in Kingsville, MO.... read more
Powell Gardens
Powell Gardens
Powell Gardens

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City March 28th 2012

Geo: 39.103, -94.583Time for the long return! The taxi picked me up at 5:20 or so and brought me down to the desolate train station. By the time the train arrived there was one other early morning passenger. In the French Alps I think the 6am train is really a "late night train" more than an "early morning train".I set alarms on my phone to wake me up for my train transfers, which as it turns out, was very smart since I was totally asleep rolling up on them. Everything timed out perfectly as planned and I was back in KC in time for dinner. ... read more
Defunct customs between France and Switzerland
Defunct customs between France and Switzerland
Last look at the Alps

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City March 23rd 2012

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North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City December 30th 2011

I have just created this travel blog for my friends and family. It is Friday, and I leave Sunday. I am very excited. I started packing, but I know I am going to forget something. I am more dreading the flight than anything as of now, but I am sure I will be fine. I'm still messing around with this blog thing, but I am sure I will get it figured out eventually. I plan on updating this every day that I am in Spain during the siesta. This is one aspect of European culture that I am very familiar with, as I too tend to take personal siestas during the day, with the sole purpose of considering myself more cultured. Well, nothing too exciting to talk about right now. Until next time...... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City December 3rd 2011

Liz writing: Hello faithful followers. If you are getting this email notice, then bravo for keeping your preferences for over two years! A lot has happened since arriving in Missouri, and Mark and I are going to start chronicling the more mundane aspects of our now domestic life. In May we married with many of our family and friends to help celebrate. In June, on our way back from our fabulous Hawaii honeymoon, I convinced Mark that it was FINALLY time to get a dog. Mark relented with the stipulation that we needed to have a back yard. That may have been a stall tactic, but much to his surprise, I used that against him. Our lease was up in August and thought, well maybe we should begin looking for a house. Within a month with ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Kansas City November 14th 2011

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