And I’m off! (we’ve known that for years ) Took off from National Airport just a few minutes late but made it to Dallas just a bit early. I decided to take the Skylink train between Terminal C to Terminal D, since I had the luxury of time. I was… Continue reading →
Everything re-arranged and re-packed (had to discard some things, reluctantly). Only things left to do are to dispose of trash, grab a shower, pack up the laptop and grab a cab. Further updates will be through the phone or iPad, depending on WiFi and/or 3G availability.
So, almost everything put away that can be put away, one last batch of clothes in the laundry, and the apartment passed muster with the apartment management. Â Boarding passes printed for DCA and DFW, have to pack some things and repack others. Â So, a quick bite while the clothes tumble… Continue reading →
Oh, boy, it’s getting down to the wire, one more (partial) day of work, then I do the final prep work for the trip. Â One last go-around with laundry, packing up the laptop and a hard drive, assorted re-arrangements for the oddments and fripperies that I’ll be taking (cables, batteries,… Continue reading →
Had a bit of a scare this past couple of days, with the pain in my poor, poor tooth getting worse and worse. Fortunately I called the dentist this afternoon after struggling with lunch, and he told me to come in right away, from the symptoms he said he needed… Continue reading →
Well, I tried to insert a countdown widget in one of these posts, but for some reason it just didn’t work out right. So, I put one in the sidebar, counting down the hours to 6 AM Saturday the 20th when the plane takes off! Now, doing the math, 161… Continue reading →
Well, I’ve now (finally) been hit with the pre-trip jitters, and it’s not fun! It was okay when I had 3 months to go, then two, even one month was not bad, but now that it’s less than two weeks to go, it’s “done got real”!
Hoo boy, it’s now less than 4 weeks till I leave for Japan! Â When it was a few months away, I was kind of relaxed about preparations, but now it’s getting real! Â One big preparation question: buy a JR Rail Pass or not?