The great thing about travel is all the people you meet along the journey and finding ways to cross paths again. Has it been three years since I met Paula and Keith, the Can-Am Gypsy Couple, in Key West at a travel writing workshop?
I met Cordelia during the March 2006 trip to Afghanistan (and be sure to visit Cordelia's blog, she recently returned from Iran) and have seen her twice since then.
I'm hoping to see another Afghanistan traveler, Saverio who lives outside Rome (and the sole male on the trip). He's a fantastic photographer (be sure to visit Save's site and see the Afghan images he captured). We haven't made firm plans but there's a good chance we'll connect. If not, that's alright.
I'll also be visiting my aunt and uncle who live in Jacksonville prior to the trip. Since I'm flying from there, thought I'd visit a day early and see them.
I need to finish packing and figuring out the itinerary. Worst case scenario, I punt. Have passport, will travel...