Homer's Travels: July 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Where To Next ???

We've been home from vacation a whole six days and we've already started to plan our next vacation.  We're crazy like that.  This afternoon we went to AAA to discuss our plans for a China/Tibet/Nepal/India trip the summer of 2012.

It's going to be a few months before all the details are finalized but the skeleton of a plan looks awesome.  We are going with General Tours who set up our Peru and Jordan vacations.  If everything goes right, and I know it won't, we start with Beijing, a Yangtze cruise, Xian, and, become Panda Volunteers in Chengdu (The tour description is here - it will be modified).  We then go to Lhasa to explore the Tibetan culture.  We leave Lhasa and head overland across the Himalayas to view mount Everest including a horse drawn cart trip to the Everest base camp.  From there it's Kathmandu (Tour description here). After that we fly to Delhi for a private tour of India including the Taj Mahal and Jaipur (Tour description here).  All together, about a month of traveling Asia.

If everything works out right this will take place in June/July of next year.  The order of things could change since we are trying to link three separate tours into a coherent vacation.

Stay tuned ...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Home For A While ... I Hope

We got back home today from our Route 66/California vacation.  Like the Camino, it was great.  Now I have even more pictures to run through and process.  I'm going to be busy for a while.

I suppose all my readers are hoping that I have this huge list of posts just waiting to  be posted.  Nope.  I haven't done any post drafting since I got home.  Heck, I've only posted once since 11 May.  Heck, again, I've only been home three days since 11 May.  I have, on the other hand, been drafting posts in my head pretty much real time.  Those of you who aren't subscribed to the real-time mind feed are really missing out.  You'll just have to hold your horses while I sift through all the experiences and pictures and get some posts put together.

My plan is to start posting about the Camino after the first of August.  I'm thinking about posting two posts per week:
  1. A pictures-only post that will showcase pictures covering the portion of the Camino that will be discussed in the second post.
  2. A mostly text post covering a section of the Camino.
I haven't completely decided how to divide up the posts.  Some Camino days would not have enough material for a post so I will be combining days.  I will either group similar parts of the Camino together or, more likely, I will write until I think the post is long enough (and not too long) and I will stop there.  I don't guarantee coherent posts but, then, I never do.

After I finish the Camino I will start posting about the Route 66/California vacation, probably in the same format.

This does not mean that I will limit myself to just two posts per week.  I'm sure (I hope) I will be able to throw in shorter posts as things happen.

I'm glad to be home and I'm raring to post.  Let the wordsmithing ... begin!