23 - November 20, 1999)
We are finishing up early here in England. Diane and I
home on Tuesday afternoon. It has been a long almost eight
a very long year with almost 22 weeks out of the USA. For the
most part, the
travel was good, although we have basically missed summer this
year. It seems that
everywhere we went, we had spring or fall weather, even in summer:
We hardly had opportunity to wear shorts this year. That
travel less than totally enjoyable. I am most definitely a fair
person and do not like anything too cool, and definitely hate the
cold. I have been
listening to Atlanta radio on the web and the weather there this fall
absolutely marvelous. Top down weather to be sure. It seems
day for the past couple of weeks it has been in the 70s. No doubt
a cold front
will move through on Tuesday as we arrive home. :-( I hope
- Tokyo in March was cold.
- Dublin in May was sometimes nice, sometimes fall-like.
- Tokyo in July was the good one and our only real summer time.
- London in August was surprisingly cool, more like fall than
- Germany in October was cool.
- England in November has been cool.
I'm tired. Not so much from the travel, but from the job.
This has been a tough year. I'm glad it's basically over for
me. On the
horizon looms retirement and I can't wait. And I think Diane is
too. She goes out just about every day, except for when it's
wet. Cold doesn't stop
her from taking two buses to Southampton and then riding different
the city as she did the other day. She left the hotel at 9:30 AM
home at 6 PM. That is not an uncommon day for her as she makes
sure to take advantage
opportunity to travel. It's in her blood. All of our trips
this year were short ones, mostly three weeks. This is the first
have done in a long time and I think we got a bit out of practice for
such a long
trip. We both can't wait to get into our waterbed sink into
it. We both
will miss that bed when we move into a motorhome, but the travel will
make up for that.
UK travelogue will follow when I make some time to complete it.
Until next time.
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