Happy New Year!
For those of you wondering why I’m prolifically blogging today instead of being on a 26-hour hell ride back to Vietnam, I changed my flight around a little bit. I had originally booked my flight back as a round trip returning to the U.S. on June 1, 2008. But after thinking about it, I decided that coming back in another six months would be too soon, and if I did that and then also came back at Christmas next year, it would be too expensive. So I decided to change my flight to return on October 1, 2008 instead.
And while I was going ahead and paying the $100 change fee, I decided to delay my return to Vietnam for a few days, so I’m now leaving Atlanta this Thursday, January 3rd. That gives me a few more days to chill out and take care of all of the things I need to do while I’m home that I haven’t done while I’ve been driving all around the Southeast – like trying to sell my car, etc. It also enables me to drive to Athens tomorrow to watch some of the New Year’s Day bowl games with my buddy Will – especially UGA vs. Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl tomorrow night!
I’m definitely ready to get back to Vietnam, but I don’t mind pushing it off another three days. Frankly, my vacation kind of wore me out. I put over 2,500 miles on my Jeep over the last two weeks, driving all around Georgia and all the way from Mississippi to North Carolina, etc. Click here for a Google Map that I made to show my Vietnamese friends where all I went in the U.S.
So it’s nice to have a few days with nothing on the agenda and thus time to chill!
I hope everyone has a great 2008! Come see me in Vietnam! (I just found out that my friends Glenda and Jun from Austin, Texas are coming to Vietnam at the end of January and I’m very excited! And then my dad comes a couple of weeks later in February!)