I love where I live. I love the grey, rainy days, the dark fall, the damp, chilly winters, and the mucky, sluggy springs. We don't get much of a summer - we had a few hot days in August, but it's pretty mild. But damn, I love to travel, too, and of late, haven't been as able to jet as often as I'd like. Time and money, friends, time and money. Too busy getting baby birds out of the nest I guess, but my traveling feet are itchy for some new turf.
For instance, two things came across my Internet scope recently:
Gollum is in New Zealand: http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/11/gollum-catches-lunch-at-wellington.html
and Navi's posts on the eclipse in Australia: http://frostwolves.blogspot.com/2012/11/afk-from-wow-eclipse-2012-day-4-eclipse.html
You have got to check out her amazing photos - her narration is her usual superlative style of making her reader in the moment. I felt like I was there, Navi - if that whole doctor thing doesn't work out, you have a career as a report/travel writer.
I did a little research on when one might hit the States, and it won't be for awhile. Looks like the Southern Hemisphere will be the lucky ones for awhile: August 21, 2017 in Kentucky but should be crossing over parts of Oregon, too, so perhaps that'll be doable.
But since I am kind of grounded for now, much of my travel is done on the 'net. One of my favorite feeds is Kuriositas.com : check this out, too: http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/11/blood-ink.html
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