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Hanging up the coat for now

So I didn’t want to leave anyone hanging out there, but for now my travels are halting. It’s been fun, thanks for tagging along. I’ve estimated nearly 21,000 miles of travel since May 1, and it’s been worthwhile having it all front-loaded in the summer.

So until next time, why don’t you head over to The Porch and check that out? We can keep talking over there. Peace out.

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O beautiful, for spacious skies…

So I’m back home until Saturday morning. Call me! Please? No, really.

I love home. I love LA. And decent-sized meals, for decent prices. I love public services in public places. Like working restrooms. And regular-sized restrooms. “Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early….”

It’s good to be home.

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How much flying?

So between Uberlandia and Los Angeles, we traveled through 4 airports, 3 planes, 2 layovers, and total flight time of 14-15 hours, and airport downtime of 13 hours, and… then add to that my next flight to Paris (LA-New York-Paris). Within… three days. Yes. What day are we on? Nevermind.

One of the layovers was in São Paulo, where we went from one city airport to another before going to Dallas. 12 hours to do nothing. So we purchased some internet time and Jeff would agree: power outlet plus WiFi internet equals good safe fun for hours.

Interestingly enough, upon landing in São Paulo, our plane took the usual descent towards the airport runway, and as we neared the runway, reaching a matter of hundreds of feet over medium sized apartment complexes, I was jolted wide awake by the plane’s next move!!! Literally at the point of seeing apartment windows, the plane pushed harder ahead and we were taking off again! Midair! Ok, swallow, calm your stomach a bit, it’s fine. They know what they’re doing. We ended up circling around the city for a while. I’m not sure how they were just about to land and had decided there was no room, so we got bumped to taxi in the sky. Yikes.

Home for Friday, leaving Saturday morning, don’t know if I’ll have much connectivity over in Paris but we’ll see!

UPDATE 5/31/08 – 7:15 pm

I’m now boarding my flight headed for Paris (nonstop from LAX to Germany first). Whoever planned this trip got us cheaper flights, but it’s on Air India. The only thing I’m honestly nervous about (1) the food and (2) the entertainment. Plus, the weather will be nice, cold and rainy. How about that – sunny Hawaii to moderate winter in Brazil, then to rainy summer in Paris.

See you over at GMT +1!

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Home, sweet, h… nevermind

Ah, last night we made a safe landing into the beautiful city lights of Long Beach and Los Angeles! What a trip… once I get a chance to sit down from repacking, I’ll round up the rest of the Chorale’s tour in Hawaii. The last four days were fantastic and very much on the move! Those photos are all up on the Flickr page and you’ll hear from me soon (rather than later, which means if I find some way to get on the interwebs when we land at our destination, Wednesday morning, PST).

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