Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hello Again

It has been some time since I last posted. This is what I believe is referred to as a Blogging Fail.

It's not that I haven't been "on the go" - I have. Since that trip to Norway last January, I've made several little trips.

I went to England one weekend in March, to visit my dear friend Anne who was studying at Oxford.

And the next weekend, I went to visit my beloved sister in Caserta, outside of Naploli, with a day trip to Pompeii.

(Please excuse my horrible tennis shoes; it was the best I could do for the recently sprained ankle I was dealing with...)

A couple weeks later and I had to say my preliminary goodbye to the Netherlands, as I returned to my beautiful hometown, Portland, to write my master's thesis and sort of lead-in to my planned move back home.

I ate a lot...

(look! It's an elephant instead of a horse!)

...and said goodbye to Portland baseball.

(Seriously, how beautiful is that?! How could you let that GO?!)

A trip to the Oregon Coast

And a trip to California (Berkeley/Oakland/San Francisco/Sonoma County/Healdsburg) to visit family

Then we turned northward and headed up to southern Washington

After another couple of days in Portland, we drove up to Seattle to see our favorite Red Sox play the Mariners.

Then I had a couple of days left to give my thesis some finishing touches before returning to the Netherlands for 5 weeks in August and September. But that will have to come later.