Thursday, November 15, 2007

Countdown to Italy

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...

Hey Sarasota! 60's Band Yesterdayze Playing Nov. 24

Wish I was gonna be in Sarasota on Saturday, November 24. The groovy 60's band called Yesterdayze will be rockin' it out at the Eagles Hall, 2926 Wilkinson Road, 7 - 10 p.m. Buy your tickets in advance for $8 either at Fogt's Gulf Coast Music or online. Otherwise, $10 at the door.

The band has a good buzz going for them and from what I hear, can really get the crowd moving and grooving.

Hope I can catch them in March when I make it back down to Sarasota.

Peace out.