Time flies when you’re ________ing

a) Vacation: A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation
b) Adventure: An undertaking or enterprise of a questionable or hazardous nature
c) Travel: To go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey
d) All of the above

Yes, time flies when you’re all of the aboving, sliced at about 50% travel, 35% adventure, and 15% vacation. We were pretty busy just getting from one place to the next, we averaged about 36 hours in each city. It was definitely a buffet tour. But a good buffet where the food is fresh.

I shot about 1,500 digital photos (almost 10Gb) which is kind of ridiculous when you consider that would be about 60 rolls of conventional film. I have a lot of sorting to do, but I should start posting this weekend. I’ll also be writing around the most memorable events as I get through the photos. So stay tuned…

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I spent today fixing the flat tire that greeted me when I got home. It was a slow leak, which had plenty of time to deflate. I put on the spare tire and drove down to the gas station to find the leak, added a little air, and slowly rotated the tire while running water over it. Sure enough, some kind of cardboard staple was lodged in the tread. I picked up a puncture patch kit (easier than patching a bike tire) and fixed the flat in the parking lot. See Dad, I did learn a thing or too.

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  Gravatar xoloitzquintle wrote @ June 29th, 2006 at 7:13 pm

Welcome Back! I was thinking about you guys while watching the Mexico-Angola match (and trying to see if I could spot you in the crowd). I was sorry that the game you got to see was such a snore, but from what I have heard the party in Germany was great. I look forward to your photos and stories!

  Gravatar ChrisN wrote @ June 30th, 2006 at 9:11 am

Congrats, it sounds like it was a great trip!

We did a similar thing on our last voyage – saw a whole lot in not much time. We needed more time to get the most out of it. But we wouldn’t have given up any one part of the trip up either. So you are left wanting more, but still happy with what you got. Not all bad I guess.

  Gravatar cindylu wrote @ June 30th, 2006 at 11:45 pm

Glad you and the wifey are back safely. Looking forward to more photos (the ones from NYC are gorgeous) and more tales of those adventures.

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