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August 14, 2005

Guam Pictures

OK...I'm back, and it's time to post a few pictures from the Guam Trip. I apologize that it's taken so long to get these up. It's been an interesting few weeks. Summer in Japan means festivals. July and August...

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July 29, 2005

I become a Pod Person

Guam was great. But I'll get to that in a moment...First, let me update you on the quintessentially Japanese experience of staying in a capsule hotel. After work last Thursday, I grabbed my stuff and walked up to the train...

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July 21, 2005


I'm just finishing up at the office, and am about to embark on another jaunt to parts unknown. The Kat is in Guam for the weekend, and I'm going to see Melody. It will be a great trip for a...

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July 15, 2005

Still in Hawaii

This has been one of the most grueling "deployments" I've ever been on. Actually, when you're in Hawaii, and you have to work, it does sort of stink. Fortunately, I've got a good boss who encouraged us to get out...

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July 09, 2005

Roughing it in Waikiki

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June 23, 2005

Oh the sacrifices we make for freedom!

This time tomorrow, I'll be somewhere over the Pacific, enroute to Dallas. I'll be attending a conference in San Antonio next week, so I'll actually be in the US for a change. I'll get to see Melody's parents this weekend,...

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May 14, 2005

Cool Map Feature...

Check this's a customizable map that shows all the countries you've visited. And it's free to do and post on your own blog. Apparently, I've been to 42 countries or 18% of them. We'll keep trying to bump that...

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March 10, 2005

China Pictures

I've been slacking in the postings lately, but am working on a comprehensive post on the Hong Kong Trip. To tide you over, here are a couple of pictures we took in China last week... This is a Chinese woman...

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March 05, 2005

Hong Kong Trip, 23 Feb - 2 Mar

Hong Kong was fantastic, as always. Made even better though this time by the presence of my wife. As mentioned earlier, I've wanted for a long time to take her there, and we finally got that chance. Sorry about...

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February 24, 2005

Hong Kong

Well, here I am in Hong Kong, roughing it at the Marriott and waiting for Melody. She and the rest of her town are coming to Hong Kong for a few days, so this was my chance to be her...

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February 15, 2005

Pic of the Day

I'm going to try to post a random picture from our travels every day... Today's picture: The Fuzzy Dog Taken in Colonia, Uruguay, August 2002....

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February 13, 2005

More Tahiti Pictures

Time for some more Tahiti Pictures... Pareos in the Papeete Market Papeete...Les Trois Brasseurs brewery and pizza parlor...cold beer, pizza...what could be better?...

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February 07, 2005

Oman - Just a Day at the Beach

One of the big attractions of coastal Oman is the availability of water sports and nature. All up and down the coast from us were diving and snorkeling spots, and places where one could go whale and dolphin watching....

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January 27, 2005

Oman - Markets and Meanderings

Today, we got up and took a look at our surroundings...having arrived late at night, we weren't quite sure what the neighborhood around us looked like. Fortunately, our room had a decent view of the homes immediately around us,...

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January 22, 2005

Oman - We're not in Saudi Arabia anymore, Toto!

I'm sitting here in the Cyberpoint internet cafe in Muscat right now. Technically, I guess, it's really Ruwi, the "Little India" section of town, as described by Lonely Planet, but whatever it is, we're here. The booths around me are...

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January 19, 2005

Oh man! We're going where?

With the end of Hajj rapidly approaching, we needed to find someplace to go to get out of Riyadh. Like after Ramadan, we've got about a week off. Unlike after Ramadan, we have an increased threat level, and we're not...

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December 13, 2004

Bora Bora Blogging

Well, we're here in Bora Bora, on day 9 of our cruise. It's been awesome...the South Pacific is definitely something that must be seen if at all possible. After all the pain trying to sort out the travel arrangements,...

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November 30, 2004

Tahiti Bound!

Well, the day finally came. I'm sitting in the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo right now, waiting for Mrs. F to show up. She had to work today, and is taking the train up later on. Inshallah, she'll be here...

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