Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coming Home

I'm coming back on Tuesday, August 4. My flight gets in around 3:30. I plan to make a beeline to the Outback on West end if anyone wants to meet me for a drink. I'm assuming of course that the outback on West End is still there. Someone please email me if it is not.

It's hard to believe I'm coming home in just 12 days. Traveling for a year has been absolutely great and I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything, but I'm really ready to get back. I would equate it to eating 12 pieces of a really good a pie. The first three were really great. The second three were really great. The last few have been good, but it's the 12th piece! It's time to push away from the table. I'm looking forward to seeing my own country, to see how it's changed, to see how I've changed.

I need to update the blog for Europe, but it probably won't happen until I get home. I've been in Europe since June 10, mostly in Eastern Europe. I've been to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and am currently in Spain. I will be in Spain for a little over a week and then I will go to Dublin, Ireland. From there I will fly home.

I've have been accepted to the Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration program at the University of Washington, which will begin in late September. I'll be looking for a job in that part of the country as well. I'm really looking forward to getting started with the program. But I'm looking forward more to spending some time with friends and family, going to all my favorite restaurants, and getting caught up on a year's worth of TV.


toomuchcountry said...

Outback is still there. Beer is still cold. And I doubt you'll be buying many rounds out of your own pocket. Besides, Outback doesn't accept shekels,dinars,rupees,riels, or ringgits. But remember now that you'll be back in the USA, the waitresses do dig the backsheesh.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the last days of your world travels. I've enjoyed reading all about your adventures. Hope the journey was everything you hoped for and can't wait to read about Europe when you get the blog updated.

Ozzy Nelson said...

There probably won't be any kangaroos at Outback to put an ass whippin on ya.

Shaun said...

I'll try to be there. That will be the second day of my new job (and during close), but I'll see how it goes.

I'll bring a chicken, but you'll have to supply the M-16. Of course, I'll need some backsheesh for bringing the chicken.

Looking forward to catching up.


katherine said...

Welcome home Jay! CAn't wait to catch up.

Lois and Jon said...

Welcome home!!