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76 days until trip begins – Hi from Louisiana

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Well I made it to Louisiana about 12 hours after I left South Carolina last Sunday. I spent the weekend up to that point packing and saying goodbye to friends. On Saturday before I left, I had to make the hard decision of which possessions to keep and what to get rid of. I basically managed to get my possessions down to about 13 boxes and what could fit in the trunk and anorexically small back seat of a Mustang GT. The boxes will be going to my sister’s basement for storage. [read on]

87 days until trip begins

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I officially bought my plane tickets today from Airtreks so the countdown begins. I leave for Easter Island on March 2 from New Orleans, LA. I only bought tickets for the first 6 months of my trip and I will buy the remainder on an as need basis. Work also informed me today that I will be transferring to Louisiana next week to work at our plant there until I go on my trip. This is great news for me. I was originally going to quit my job on January 31 and move to Louisiana anyway to live with friends and my parents as I finished making arrangements for my trip. Going to Louisiana earlier will allow me to begin my final trip preparations earlier. This means I can work longer and save more money. It is basically the best of all worlds for me. YAYYYYYY!!!! [read on]