The first 24+ hrs of vacation have slid by with relative ease and relaxing inaction *laughs*
but now time is come, to start gathering and packing what I'll need for the roadtrip portion of this first vacation of the year

finished laundry, charged and updated whatever as needed, verified/confirmed tomorrow's pickup for the roadtrip rental - I'd picked up travel necessities after...
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s'been a busy last full workweek of the month, with just a couple workdays remaining before vaca...
I've never taken this long a vaca before - and it's just the first of two, with the 2nd upcoming in July which'll feature Denver
this first of the vaca duet, however, is going to include an undestinationed roadtrip

( cue the music )

last year's...
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*whew*
just got back from a 2hr, roughly 5.5 mile walk... a'yep, I'm a bit out of shape - I've done better, just last year

aye, I'm not getting any younger BUT even a long-ass winter of being relatively stuck indoors is no excuse - especially with vacations coming up !
after all, I'm on vaca in less than 2 weeks and...
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A mere 20yrs ago I was (still) living out of my car in the Fargone/Nomoorhead area ( at this point having parked myself at NDSU campus )
I had just dealt with a winter of being dug out after unbelievable snowfalls - and a short period of time "living" in the women's dorm at NDSU ( they got sick of digging me out )
- unsurprisingly, once spring began...
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From last night, first tablet drawing I'd done in a few years - daughters loved it :D

Despite the newfound pains and physical issues that literally began as the year did - or perhaps they're a result of - I'm both out of shape and getting older...
As this winter feels as though it's finally hitting some closure, I may be able to try something about the out of shape - though not of the getting older ;)
'Course, I'm getting odd...
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*IF* I can afford a car rental this year, which direction should I head, anything intriguing en route ( I prefer to avoid large cities )...

Starting this post with random bits of news :
I now have a passport... now if only I could afford to travel, neh?
my zune120 music player died last weekend, so had an entire music-free workweek *sighs* - then strangely came back to life yesterday AM... so, yeh, I need to look for a new player in case it happens again
I still haven't won a...
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"Your Passport Application Has Been Approved" - guess who has their first passport and can travel int'l, if they can ever afford to do so ?

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wolfox:
@caraphernelia not sure of the passport laws/rules outside the US, but I know mine is good for 10yrs... should be enough time to save up to use it eventually :)
caraphernelia:
Yes :3 I think in canads you can choose 5 or 10 years :o