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Friday, July 27, 2007

Weekend Plans, et al

I'm reprising my role as "The Slice" in the Rosemount parade on Saturday. It should be fun! I mean really, when is dressing up like a pizza a bad time?

Saturday night we're heading to Amber & Wayne's. Nicole & Scott and Tami & Brian will all be there. The last time we were all together was St Patrick's Day -- so it's been a long time!

Sunday is celebrity time. Tami & I are going to the MOA to meet "Big Black" from MTV and Fred Savage from Wonder Years! I'm more excited about Kevin Arnold.

Alyssa & Ray are currently in Portugal. It's so fun to keep up with their travels via their website. They really do crack me up.

Countdown to Australia = 96 days!!

Mike & Mary & Bruce are going to "Spamalot" tonight at the Ordway. I'm glad they all share a love of Monty Python, because there's no chance of me going to see that play.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Who knew Tasmania was so big?

I'm really having a difficult time planning the Tasmania part of our Australia trip. Just when I think I've decided on a region to focus on & lodging that's as equally cool as it is affordable, I come across something that changes my mind. I know that no matter what part we end up going to, it'll be an awesome experience. FYI -- Tasmania is roughly the same size as Scotland.

The inital plan was to spend our first night in Hobart (we fly in kinda late). Then drive over to Strahan (west coast) and stay in an old policeman's hall. The area is a fishing village & I guess there's always something to see. In fact, just recently, a massive giant squid washed up on shore there.

That plan was dashed when I came across this really neat ecocabin place in Stanley. It's on the far northwestern tip & the cabins are built on sand dunes. You basically have your own private beach.

Well, Stanley was quickly replaced with the northeast coast .... as soon as I saw pictures of the Bay of Fires.
I'm drawn to them so I MUST go there. Here's one of the pics I stumbled across .... don't YOU think it looks amazing too?

Stanley & the Bay of Fires are about 5 hrs apart from each other .... so it's going to be one or the other.

To date, all the places I've been looking are north of Hobart. Well, now I'm seeing that there are all kinds of neat places to stay & things to do SOUTH of Hobart. UGH! We've got 3 full days in Tasmania ..... wonder where we'll end up?

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Gambling on the luckiest day of my lifetime

We gambled & won! Woo hoo! Mike & I went to Treasure Island in Red Wing with Tami & Brian last night. We went in with $40 .... came out with $43.15! Hey, usually I come away with NADA, so +$3.15 was awesome.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Wow, I almost forgot about this blog

Wow, I almost forgot I had this blog. It's only been 2 years since I posted anything! Yikes! Guess I'll have to blame it on my getting a MySpace blog.

Well, since the last post, Mike & I made it to Maui -- AGAIN. We also went to the Mayan Riviera in late 2005. Oh, and I took a trip to Paris w/mom! Next up on the international travel plans -- Australia!