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I know that I've most recently been known to skip a day here and there. Even my dear cuz Elisa has to ask if I'll be blogging.
I want you all to know that in my heart I so do want to blog each and every day. But as I've said time and time again...
In order to have stuff to share with you and to write about, I have to be out there exploring and experiencing!!
It's already quite late and I need to hit the hay so that I can wake up and rise in only a few short hours.
I'll be putting on lots of miles over the next few days. Cosette, Brigitte and Houston also leave tomorrow. They are going up to Seattle for Cosette's boyfriend's prom!
I won't be there to take pics, but I know that Cosette and Brigitte will have that covered and will send me some to share with you.
I hope to have the opportunity to log on tomorrow.
Also, I should hopefully be heading back home on Tuesday.
The big trip is now in only 15 days!
Gonna sign out and try try to get some zzz's
Seeing the World by Train in 55 Days
Pretty average day on this end. School is winding down for the kids, finals coming up in the next few weeks and then we can sink into the relaxation of summer vacay!
I am so stoked about an article I just came across in Travel & Leisure:. Totally mesmerized and reeled in by the title, I had to share it with you guys!!
Now, all I can think about is when I can plan this trip!!!
The article, headline, "You Can Visit 4 Continents, 5 National Parks, and 20 Incredible Cities on This 55-day Train Trip Around the World" made me do a double take when perusing my emails this morning.
Seriously?? Immediately clicked to read the full feature, and essentially, this paragraph below, pretty much sums up what this trip is all about:
Railbookers, an independent rail vacation company, has announced the ultimate rail adventure: a 55-day journey that takes travelers across four continents, five national parks, and to over 20 iconic cities. The Around the World by Rail package takes passengers to sites like the Great Wall of China, the Red Square in Moscow, and a night in a traditional yurt in Mongolia. The trip includes several sightseeing tours, skip-the-line access to landmarks, and 52 meals, but does not include the three flights needed to hop between certain destinations. Prices for the Around the World by Rail package start at around $20,500 per person.
The Railbookers Around the World web page has the full details, but, here's a synopsis of where the trip takes you:
Chicago New York City London Paris Geneva Rome Venice Vienna Prague Hamburg Copenhagen Stockholm St Petersburg Moscow Ulaanbaatar Beijing Xi'an Beijing Hong Kong Perth Sydney Los Angeles Grand Canyon National Park Zion National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Capitol Reef National Park Grand Junction
Clearly, this is not an inexpensive trip, starting at $19,079, not including airfare. But, if you do the math on how much it would take you to visit all these places on separate visits, the cost is probably more economical to get a one-shot visit to these places on a trip like this!
Personally, I think it's totally cool! Not the mention the fact that you are traveling non-stop for close to two months! I'm also a big fan of rail travel, as it gives you a chance to take in the various landscapes going from place to the next, unlike traveling by air.
What will they think of next!!!
Read full article.
Last night, I hung out with my girl Gianna and I finally got the chance to watch the movie VICE, which is currently On Demand. I never made it to see the film while it was in theaters, which I wanted to do.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! The casting was spot on; the acting was superb, the editing was excellent and it was just really creatively done. I thought that Christian Bale was absolutely wonderful in portraying Dick Cheney, namely, getting the former vice president's way of speaking and mannerisms down to a science. The make up department deserves kudos for capturing the look of each of the political figures depicted in the movie.
Off to get some things done for the day!