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My name is Scott and I like to travel. There I said it, wow that does feel better. There is probably a program for my affliction somewhere. I am what I would consider a Normal Guy. I am a native Arizonan, sometimes we are called “Zonies”. I am in my mid 40′s and enjoy a great life. I am self employed and have a wonderful daughter and Partner. Although I would say my life is a fairly normal one, I am also quite lucky in that I have the ability to travel and enjoy the world, I enjoy learning about other cultures and experiencing the world around us. I want to be right upfront about the type of travel I enjoy and the type I don’t. You will probably not ever read a story of about me backpacking my way through the serengeti during the height of summer, nor will you probably read any stories of me sleeping in the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton in Paris. I am not a budget traveler, nor am I an uber luxury traveler, I fall somewhere in the middle, where most people fall I believe. I started this blog for the sole purpose of sharing my stories, my views and my excitement for traveling around this world with my friends, family. However it doesn’t stop there for me, I also wanted to make friends with others around the world, those who travel and those who dream of travel. Blogs and Websites evolve over time, mine will no doubt expand over time as well please come back and see what has taken place. However if you have come to my blog to schedule a flight or a hotel, this is not the place.

Day 1~ The Greatest Vacation……so far

Friday September 5th

Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep

Damn 2:30 a.m. time to get up

It is now 4:45 a.m. and this will be day 1 of our trip.  You can tell we were pretty excited about this trip, I didn’t sleep well at all.  Early to bed last night due to this ridiculously early flight at 6 a.m., which by the way, is way too early for anyone to be flying around.  I think Patrick is more excited than I, he has been up since about 1:50 in the morning.  One of those sleepless night, born out of excitement, apprehension and the unknown.  I am sure I am not alone, but I can’t shake that feeling that I have forgotten something.  Probably because I have not done this type of trip before, who knows if I packed right, I hate it when I second guess myself.  I guess it doesn’t really matter, it’s too late.

My Daughter was kind enough to take us to the airport.  As a teenager, I doubt that she has witnessed 3:45 a.m. many times in her life, but this morning, she was up and ready to go.  I expect we will have a pleasant an uneventful trip today, our first stop will be Charlotte, North Carolina with a short 3 hour layover before we are off to Miami to overnight, in some non-descript simple hotel near the airport.  The good news is our hotel in Miami has a pretty good happy hour tonight, yippee who doesn’t like free food and wine.  

Our whole group is leaving today, however we are all on different flights and schedules.  At some point we will all meet up over the weekend.  I must give Patrick a lot of credit, he actually packed less than I did, which is a complete surprise, and has never happened until today.  I suppose it’s my own fault, after all I have had my backpack packed for months now and just kept adding to it.  I am sure the lesson here is to be prepared, but not too prepared so far in advance.  

As I sit here late at night writing, waiting for our tomorrow to come,  I wonder how many of the people in this hotel are going on an Adventure like us?

Countdown to Guinea Pig starts today ~ Day 1

Do you know where we are going?

I would like to dedicate this series to Sandra and Judith.  They both taught me some valuable lessons on this trip, thank you.

Happy Travels

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