:: 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)

maandag 28 november 2005

I've just been informed via EasyJet's website that checked baggage may not exceed 20kg; every kg over the limit incurs a 7.50-euro surcharge. Meaning my 32kg bag (=70 pounds, the normal international limit) would get me a hefty fine of about $110. Virgin Atlantic, on the other hand, which is my connecting airline, allows two checked bags, each up to 32 kg. Grrr. I've e-mailed EasyJet explaining the exchange student situation and the restriction discrepancy, and sometimes these small airlines can make exceptions - especially since there will be a lot of passengers with no checked bags at all - so we'll see. Otherwise I'm going to have to do some major switching around and put all the light, bulky stuff (swim gear, etc.) into my suitcase and all the heavy stuff (books, etc.) into my swim bag. Because, strangely enough, your carry-on baggage has no weight restriction, as long as you can lift it into the overhead bin by yourself. So that will be my safety net. But I need to get ahold of a scale, to weigh these suckers. No Publix baggage scales on this side of the ocean... *sniff*.

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