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Money goes poof!

Dear Mom,

I think the most important lesson I am going to learn from this trip is the value of money. Dang. When all is said and done, eight months of work will be dancing around the EU + Czech Republic. Yet, I am still getting a huge deal. It is like not ordering the coke and fries from Wendys. Beat the system. My pleasure.

Well, I am including a list of all my flight plans to date. I am putting these on here as a reference and also so you can track/stalk my flights online if you wish. They are below:

Flight 50
Depart: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (DFW)
Thu, May 18 05:05 PM
Arrive: London Gatwick, UK (LGW)
Fri, May 19 08:05 AM (Arrive next day)
Requested Seats: 23C

LONDON (Luton) to ROME (Ciampino)
Flight 3402
May 20, Saturday
Departs: Luton 7:10
Arrives: Ciampino 10:40
Confirmation number: HHKDEB

Eurailpass Youth Flexi 10 days in 2 months - 2nd Class
Order ID: EUR 149054

June 6
Working on it...

flight 2002
dep. Fri 16 Jun 20:55
arr. Fri 16 Jun 22:50
Booking reference: EBMK47S

LONDON (Luton) (LTN) to Dublin (DUB)
Flight 331 Saturday, 17 Jun 06
Depart London Luton (LTN) 06:25
Arrive Dublin (DUB) 07:35
Confirmation Number JYZUAF

American Airlines Flight 51( nonstop )
Depart: London Gatwick, UK (LGW)
Mon, Jun 26 10:25 AM
Arrive: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (DFW)
Mon, Jun 26 02:20 PM
Requested Seats: 23C

Here is also a list of some of Paul's and my priorities, def not finalized:
Rome, Florence (Carolyn's place), the Cinche Terra (sp?), Venice, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Munich, Paris (Normandy), Lourdes.

I meet up with Whitney the 6th of June in Milan. We then fly to Athens. We have talked about visiting:
Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini. All Cyclades Islands, all accessible by ferry.

I have a flight the night of the 16th of June to London then the next morning a flight to Dublin where I met Pops at Hotel O'Neil in Dublin. To reply to your concern in sleeping in the airport in London that night, I checked online and there have been many favorable comments about sleeping in Luton according to sleepinginairports.net! So noooo worries!

I hope that you understand all of these and if you have ANY questions what-so-ever please let me know! Incase you are wondering, I will be wearing primarily lenin clothing and no underwear and not showering.


Posted by PatrickCCC 21:13 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Prepare or prepare to fail

I am counting down the days...

Dear Mom,

First of all, this is what my generation calls a BLOG. Which is slang for "the downfall of our youth". Yet, I know you are just itching yourself wondering alllllllll about my trip.

Next, I appreciate your 37 page e-mail about all of your worries and concerns. Trust that I will be using most if not all of your recommendations.

Paul and I have been talking back and forth on the phone and on e-mail about our 2 weeks together. Whitney and I have been doing the same and Dad is telling me to stay out of his part of the trip. He keeps asking me, and I don't remember, has he ever led me astray?

I met with Carolyn Adair, owner of Amici Olive Oil just outside of Florence, this Monday and she invited us to stay with her. I am very excited but do share in her daily dilemma: should we stay in the valley home or the mountain home?? I guess we will see.. =)

I am pretty offended I just typed a smiley face, so I will go ahead into more specifics about my trip.

I have: My flight to and fro Europe. My flight from London to Rome (albeit those damn Celtics double charged me). My first hostel reserved in London (called the Generator. I am sure there are tons of black lights and gelled hair styles. Thank the Lord I am only there for one day)
I need: to purchase my Eurail pass (can’t decide if I want a 10 day or 15 day) my flight from Milan to Athens and Athens to London. A money belt, a rain jacket, a backpack from Travis and 75 Cliff Bars for when I get hungry!

There are a bazillion other things I would like to include on this first entry, but I will reserve that for a later date. Let me know if you love or hate this blog or if you would rather have e-mails. I figured this way you could link it to your friends or if any cute girls want to know about my trip you can just direct them here.

Your son,

Posted by PatrickCCC 12:18 Archived in USA Comments (1)

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