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Hey all, For those interested, I thought I’d throw up a quick update of our latest travel plans (sure to change again). We’re reconsidering going to Iran given the current escalation of anti-government sentiment in the past couple of weeks. We’ll see how stable things are when we get closer to the Turkey/Iran border, as well as see what other travelers are saying, but it doesn’t look too likely. As such, we’re thinking we will explore Turkey as much as possible before heading west across the Aegean to Greece. From the Peloponnese, we will be taking a ferry to Italy and making our way up the Adriatic coast to Lanciano, where Laura went to high school. She still has connections there with her good friend Cris, and we may stay for a bit, as well as do some short trips into Rome and/or Florence. From there, barring any unforeseen plans (Eastern Europe…Continue Reading
It’s been a long week since Christmas. We are both pretty much dead tired, but at least our move is over. Our cat Zappa is in his new home, and we are heading north on the Red Arrow bus to Edmonton. This actually marks us finally leaving Calgary behind. On the morning of New Years’ Eve, we woke up and loaded our 16′ rental truck before heading over the Rocky Mountains at noon. The drive was grueling, with blowing snow, oncoming darkness, and three delays due to road accidents, but we made it in time to celebrate New Years with my folks. Unfortunately, we spent New Years Day doing pretty much the same thing all over again, except this time it involved unloading the truck and driving east across the mountains to return it. The weather was actually worse on the way back, but we made it okay. Today we…Continue Reading