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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Monday, November 30, 2009


Lest I allow yet another month to go by without posting something, (although it nearly has already) I've decided to describe my vacations of 2009. I won't get into weekend trips, for expediency's sake.

I'd already posted beforehand about (what was at the time) the plan for my annual sojourn to Hawaii in January, but here are a couple of the pictures that I took while I was there:

Close approximations of the shots in that prior post?
(The difference being that I took these shots myself)

I have mostly been taking my vacations in conjunction with paid days off for the past several years, so as to get four weeks of vacation out of three weeks of vacation time; the following descriptions are of those weeks that I took off, with a few pictures for each.

Memorial Day Week - Hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia:

Independence Day Week - Cruising 'round BVI on a 44' catamaran:

Labor Day Week - Touring Europe; mostly Italy, 1 day in Slovenia:

(Predjama Castle, above, is in Slovenia)

Thanksgiving Week - Working on the FL Trail, and visiting Springs:


Also, sharing Thanksgiving dinner with family, of course.

But wait! (As they say in the TV ads) There's more!!!

I plan to visit South America during the last week of this year too, seeing such things as Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines:

(I have off Christmas through New Year's Day, too.)

The Military-Industrial Complex™ does quite well by me.

Next year? It all begins again, Lord willin'... ;-)

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