:: eye of the storm ::

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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)

dinsdag 28 juni 2005

Things I've accomplished in the past week:

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.


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