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Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere.

Too true it is.

Anyway, this week has been interesting in the world of traveling. To be honest, I haven't gone far this week, other than the weekly trip to Chester on Tuesday nights, but I've done a lot of planning!
So, I randomly got it in my head that, hey, I'm going to Denmark this semester, dang it. I've got the perfect schedule for traveling. Thanks to my lovely cousin, Greg, I found tickets to Aarhus (I'm pretty sure there's a special character in the name, but I'm too lazy to figure that out at the moment) for like, 40 quid tops. Pretty darn cheap, I do declare! So I plan on just roaming around for a day or two in November. It's gonna be class!

Then I've got a friend who lives in Germany, and has kindly allowed me a place to stay if I were to visit (thanks, Evelyn! You're amazing!). Umm... that would be in December sometime.

Incidentally, Evelyn got me in touch with a guy in south Wales named Alex who is actually moving to Germany in the near future, so we determined if I was going to Cardiff I needed to go this week. Alas, I'm going to Cardiff on Thursday! 4 hours there and then 4 hours back to Bangor, but I'm sure it will be well worth it. I mean, hey, it's exploring! I can't wait.

Let's see... oh, and I've got quite a few friends in Northern Ireland, so I'm thinking of catching a ferry to Belfast for Portfolio Week in November, but we shall see. My mom's coming out during my Easter holidays and we will be doing quite a bit of traveling then. We are going to Ballymoney and Belgium for sure. From there we hope to also see Switzerland and France (I think...). Heck, as long as we're going places, I'm happy!

Then my friend, Susie, and I will be going on our own adventure trip to Scotland. We haven't decided the date yet, but it will most likely be in November. Holy crap, my November is going to be exciting!

Hmm... that's all the travel plans I have thus far. My bishop in my ward (church) told me about amazing discounts you can get through Ryan Air, so I've signed up for their notifications. While I'm here in Bangor, I'm doing everything I can to see this part of the world. I've been looking forward to this year of my life since I was in 8th grade (about 13 years old); I'm making the most of it.

On a completely different note, I've started going through that phase where I miss the most obscure things from home. Randomly enough, the thing I've missed most is normal sized staircases. It's so weird being surrounded by small and narrow staircases. Everything really is bigger in Texas! Especially with roads and cars. The roads are super narrow here. Oh! I forgot to mention in my last blog, most cars here are stick-shift. No one drives automatics! I would be dead driving here. Fortunately, my flatmate, James, said that he'll bring his car down one weekend and teach me to drive. I'm so excited!

Ugh, I also am suffering from American football withdrawals; unfortunately, Texas lost to Oklahoma yesterday. It was a crushing defeat, even across the pond.

To be honest, I haven't got much else to say! I'll go ahead and end it here.

I hope y'all have a fantastic day today!
Bore da!

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