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In flight…

Posted in Pre-adventure on January 4, 2011 by jpomio

The journey began today. The first destination: New Zealand. My best friend Tania dropped us off at the airport and wished us a safe and pleasant journey. Our 6:35pm flight from Chicago to LA was delayed by twenty minutes but this was not a problem since we had a two hour layover prior to our connection to New Zealand. The New Zealand flight was grueling (13 hours and 20 minutes) but Qantas airlines made the journey endurable. While in flight, I watched “The Social Network” and played a little Tetris in between mini naps.

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Today is the day…

Posted in Pre-adventure on January 3, 2011 by jpomio

The journey begins today!  First stop: New Zealand!

I can’t believe that after two years of detailed planning this day has finally arrived.  I’m very excited and ready to go 🙂

Thoreau…

Posted in Pre-adventure on December 29, 2010 by jpomio

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
– Henry David Thoreau

Mark Twain once said….

Posted in Pre-adventure on December 29, 2010 by jpomio
‎"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

I got a gift journal today from my dear friend Delia which has the following inscription:

Posted in Pre-adventure on December 28, 2010 by jpomio

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Ready to fly soon

Posted in Pre-adventure on December 27, 2010 by jpomio

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Our adventure begins in 7 days….

Posted in Pre-adventure on December 27, 2010 by jpomio