1. Swam 12.5 miles around Key West.
2. Prompted the Boston Light Swim race coordinators to (a) post the 2005 entry form, and (b) consider volunteer-basis kayakers as viable escort alternatives.
3. Contacted UF's financial advisors and set my mind at ease regarding my fall scholarships.
4. Worked a pitiful 18 hours.
5. Eaten whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted. (Try two McDonald's fish filets and a brownie!)
Things which must still be accomplished:
1. The hammering-out of a definitive Eurail itinerary.
2. The purchase of a plane ticket and a Eurail pass.
3. The retaking of the GRE.
4. My further healing and peeling (of my sore shoulders and sunburned face, respectively)
5. The earning of as many hours at work as humanly possible in the next 5.5 weeks (which, as near as I can figure, is around 180, a.k.a. maximum ~$1300 after taxes. Sigh.)
How you can help:
Tell me what's worth seeing and what's worth skipping in France, Italy, and Greece. Here's what I have on my list:
France: Paris bike tour, Versailles bike tour, Louvre museum, Arc d'Triomphe, Eiffel tower, D-Day beaches/museums, Dordogne Valley, Lascaux caves, Bordeaux, Mont-St-Michel.
Italy: Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Trevi fountain, Colosseum, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Mt. Vesuvius.
Greece: Athens, the Parthenon, the Acropolis, Mt. Olympus (in Thessaloniki), Delphi, Olympia, the island of Santorini.
Recommendations to add or chop, anyone? Any tips would be more than welcome.