For those of you who celebrate it (I do), here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas.
I am quite happy to be far away from home, missing the storm of the decade in the Pacific Northwest. Instead, I’m hanging out with the family, trying to avoid the unnecessary obligations while embracing the good ones.
It seems that I’m better at writing when I’m off on a real adventure than when spending a fairly conventional Christmas here in the U.S. – but aside from that, all is well.
On Friday I’ll post a travel update with all the countries I made it to in 2008, and over the next few weeks you’ll begin to see more of the site changes we’ve been working on for a long time. It’s going to be good.
Assuming the Eritrean embassy decides to cooperate (they have had my passport for nearly two months now without issuing a visa), I’ll be headed to Northeast Africa in a couple of weeks, where I should continue to be safe from freak snowstorms.
Thank you all for reading. I hope you’re having fun wherever you are.
Image of Redmond, Washington by Mike Siegel and Seattle Times