I needed to write more about the trip, especially the ads in the urinals at the Goose Island brewpub, but I don't have that notebook with me (Sorry Bone, I know you live for such tidbits of info, but it was too much to see a service advertising rides instead of DUIs at the boot of the urinal). I also took photos (and then changed out my card in my camera and hadn't load the photos onto the computer) of me packing for my 13 week trip across Asia and Europe. It's pretty light--a backpack and a day pack that can be strapped to the larger pack. The photo of my medical kit is pretty impressive. I can take care of most things this side of surgery.
And a trip wouldn't be a Sage trip without some last minute drama, this time provided by the visa service folks (the guys who gets visa from various embassies. They got me my passport back today at 10 AM (my flight was at 5:40 PM). I am now in the airport in San Francisco, waiting a flight for Taipei and then will board another flight for Jakarta. On the 16th, I'll move to Singapore and begin my journey up through Southeast Asia with the goal of making it to Beijing by July 24, when I meet a group for the Trans-Siberian Trip. I'll be back in the US in September. I still don't know how much blogging I'll do, but I have a netbook with me and will try to occasionally drop a line and add a photo.
Speaking of photos, here's some from C-town! I hope I can sleep on this flight across the Pacific!
|Look at the old style scoreboard at Wrigley Field|
|What a view!|
|Chicago lakefront at sunset|