Blogs from Vancouver, Washington, United States, North America - page 3


North America » United States » Washington » Vancouver January 12th 2008

Hi everyone. I've been inspired by a friend of mine who is a blogging queen over her study abroad trips so we will see how this works and if I have freqent enough internet access. It is a little under a week before I leave for Italy so I thought I would set this up as means for you guys (my darling family and select friends!) to be updated on my life while I am becoming "cultured"! -Barbara... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Vancouver November 14th 2007

I made it! I finally arrived at 8:45 tonight - not bad considering I left Fresno at 8:50 this morning. The drive wasn't as bad as one might imagine. I suppose the fact that I was so eager to get home might have helped a little bit. That and some mixed CDs I created a few years back. I made a few stops along the way for gas and food. The first stop was in Dunning, California (just north of Sacramento) for some gas. I stopped in Weed, California to take some pictures (you have to stop at a town if it's called Weed...I think there's a law about it even...) and had originally planned on getting gas there (since I'd be stopping anyway) but decided not to when I saw the prices: $3.51/gallon! I realized ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Vancouver September 12th 2007

I was supposed to leave today, September 11th, but something unexpected happened at the ticket counter. When I went to get my boarding pass, the lady asked me if I was in a real hurry to get to Madrid. I replied not really, and asked why she wanted to know. She said that they had overbooked the flight and are looking for volunteers to fly out tomorrow, the 12th, instead of today. They were offering 600 euros (830$) and hotel with meals if needed. I gladly accepted the offer, and gave up my seat today in exchange for 600 euros, which will definitely come in handy. I will keep everyone posted on how my flight over went after I arrive on Thursday. Dave ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Vancouver August 8th 2007

I'm getting behind on these entries so I'm just going to start tossing photos up here and let you figure it out for yourself. This Bachelor Party I organized from New Zealand. We had a poker dealer come in and entertain the guys for the night. No, there were no dancers or crazy drinking at this party. Night went off without a hitch and was the last restful day of my time state side. ha... read more
A big pot on the line
Bill's stack of chips is gradually growing
Three ladies -- this should make things interesting

North America » United States » Washington » Vancouver August 22nd 2006

Ah! First entry! How exciting!! So I leave in 35 hours, give or take 22 minutes. Wheeeee!!!!! So, how much have I packed for this trip I leave for the day after tomorrrow you ask? Well, if I had to give it on a scale of 1-10, 10 being I could leave right this very second, I would have to give my readiness a good 6.32. And about 4.6 of that came from just this evening. I work better under pressure. And how excited am I for this trip, you ask? Probably about a 17. Give or take a few. Well, just give a few. Where am I most excited to be going on this trip? Wow, you ask a lot of questions. I am most excited to be going to Myanmar, for reasons unbeknownst to ... read more

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