3 Years on the Road .... And It's Halftime

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Well folks, this chapter of my great Walkabout is coming to a close.  But it's merely halftime...at least that's the way I see it.  Who knew that what I thought would be an 18 to 24 month Walkabout around the planet would turn into a three year adventure only in Latin America?  Well I had no idea it would work out like this.  Today is my 3 year anniversary of traveling! Quite simply, it's been amazing.  My great friends from The Point Hostel here in Lima helped me celebrate... both my 3 year anniversary and a going away party.  That's right....going away.  Tomorrow morning I will be on a plane bound for Miami, Florida.  Mom and Dad are on vacation there and can pick me up at the airport.  It's going to be great to see everyone again and to laugh at how maladjusted I am to life in the States.

I am getting a lot of questions... "What are ya gonna do now?"  seems to be the most popular.  The answer:  I have no idea.  Actually.. I have tons of ideas... just nothing is certain.  And it's the uncertainty that I like best.   The other popular question was "How did you do it?"   I can tell you this secret...  every day at mid-night, I had 1,440 deposited into my account.  However, there was one important rule that could never be broken.  That rule stated that whatever I did not use or spend wisely that day, I had to return and give up forever.  I could not save them for another time.  I am not talking about dollars, pesos, or some other exotic currency.  That was simply how many minutes I received to use each 24 hour period.  I tried to spend them the best way I could. 

For now, I will leave this blog open as I will probably add a little more to it... who knows.  I hope those that read it found it interesting at the very least and perhaps even inspirational.  Hopefully future travelers will find it somewhat helpful in their research.  Well that's all for now, but remember,  It's just HALFTIME..... 
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gpinoak
gpinoak on

Half-time
Hey Jeff!
Thanks for letting us share an amazing ride!
Welcome Back to the USA!
Love, Martha

zarabirch
zarabirch on

Good man
Hi Jeff,
Congrats on finishing the trip. It was so nice meeting you and we will defo keep in touch. Notice we still have not updated our travel blog (from day 1). No suprise there! We will keep you up to date with mails.
Love
Zara and Patricia

yfjell
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Great trip and great meeting you!
Hi Jeff,

I hope you are adjusting (in some way) to the mondane life back in the US. It was great meeting you and travel together for a few weeks. We had a great time in Argentina. I see Zara and Patricia have been visiting your blog as well, cool.

Having a blast in Norway, meeting up with friends and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. But I am sure the reaction will hit me at some point ;-)

Yngve

travelingjohn
travelingjohn on

What a great trip
Jeff, I've followed your trip for the last year and I know you had a great time. I hate to see it come to an end. Please keep my email and keep in touch. John from Atlanta

sandman357
sandman357 on

Congratulations! And welcome back!
Hey, it looks like you had a great three years. I am sure your next adventure is not far away. I have to admit there were many times I was envious of you when life here was getting hectic. If you have time I would love to meet up with you and have a beer. I am still in West Virginia. I will be going to be in Erie from April 5th to 7th. When you get settled let me know where you are.

Later,
Steve

tigger2esq
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welcome home!
1) I cant believe I have been following your travels around Central and South America for 3 years 2) I cant believe you are actually headed back to the states!!!
I hope you will eventually work your way back to Central PA so I can hear about it all in person and buy you a drink!! Renee

smkjumper
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Thanks for sharing the 1st part of the adventure
Welcome back Jeff! I truly enjoyed seeing the 'updated entry' show up in my inbox every so often giving me a bit of adventure right from my desk, therefore the '2nd half' will be something I look forward to as well!

Enjoy spending time with the family and I'll talk to you later - Matt

ccstirkjr
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been great reading you
Been a blast hearing of your travels ....

When & if you.. get back to PA reach out & I'll by you a beer ....

Chuck

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hipshot
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What's Next?
Hey Jeff, great reading about your travels in SA...bet you have even more great pics than showed up here. So where to next? You should take the 'second half' and head to Europe or even South Africa, both are awesome.

Safe Travels,

dbraughler

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