:: eye of the storm ::

About Me

A 27-year-old PA student who wants to visit all seven continents, write a book, work at a pediatric clinic in Africa, and basically meet as many of the world's challenges as possible.

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Life List

(already accomplished)

Become a PA

Visit all 7 continents

Take a SwimTrek trip

Bike through Western Europe

Raft the Grand Canyon

Improve my Spanish proficiency

Go on safari in Africa

Trace my roots at Ellis Island

Vacation in Hawaii

Work on a hospital ship in a Third World country

Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Visit all 50 states (29 to go: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY)

See the ruins at Pompeii

Swim in Capri's Blue Grotto

Tour Mt. Vesuvius

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

Tour the Colosseum

Visit the D-Day beaches

See the Mona Lisa

Visit the palace at Versailles

See the Acropolis and Parthenon

See the Egyptian pyramids

Hike the Inca Trail

Walk El Camino Santiago

Take an Alaskan cruise

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise

Hike Table Mountain in South Africa

Climb through the Amazon canopy

Walk at least part of the Great Wall of China

Get laser hair removal

Learn to surf, ski, and snowboard

Learn to drive a stick-shift

Learn to play the piano

Go on a tropical cruise

Ride horseback on the beach

Ride in a hot air balloon

Get tickets to the Olympics

Go to adult Space Camp

Witness a shuttle launch from up close

Build a full-sized snowman

Sew a quilt out of my old race T-shirts

Update and continue my Life Scrapbook

Become the oldest person to ever do the River Run

Live to be a happy, healthy 100 years old - at least!

(unlikely dreams)

zaterdag 15 mei 2004

I got to to drive a train! LOL! I got to sit in the front twice, which isn't allowed to start with, not even for Martin - only the machinist can sit there. But the first guy actually let me sit in the seat and use the brake and control the emergency foot pedal and all. He let me stop at a station and then he picked up his walkie-talkie and called Martin and asked (in Dutch, of course), "How did we stop?" Martin: "Very slowly!" Machinist: "Well, I didn't do it!" LOL! Really really funny. Anyway, nobody say anything, 'cause that's way illegal, but I don't think any Dutch police members read my blog, at least not as far as I know.

And I've gotten an e-mail from Bonnie, the Ton-A-Wandah director, saying she would, quote, LOVE to have me for July and August, that it's perfect because she's overstaffed for June but understaffed for August and there are 225 campers in July so there can never be enough counselors, haha! Anyway, so it's like I thought - just say the word and I'm in. So now I need to hear back from the other guy. Mom, I already MSNed this to you, but could you maybe call him today and tell him I really need an answer? I have to book a flight home, and Martin and I went to D-Reizen today to check ticket prices and I found a flight to Jacksonville for only €683 or something, so I want to book before it all goes away...

I'm going now - I'm in Emmen and we're having lasagna for dinner and then some chocolate thing for dessert which looks AWESOME.

Last thing: my official height in meters is 1 meter 64.5 centimeters.

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