Odyssey 2019

29 September, 2018
Rat Fink

Greetings, fiends — it’s been a while, hasn’t it. I’ve missed writing to you!

July, August, and September are a blur to me now. Some good things happened, and I also suffered some. It’s OK. All is well today, and I’m continuing my quest to plan and do things that stretch me as a human, and that I know would make the Thriller happy. I’m missing him bigtime right now. Blah. But he wouldn’t want me to pine or whine about it. So here we go — the big reveal.

Odyssey 2019:

Six fun places

My hope is that I’ll be able to do the Netherlands-Vienna-Salzburg leg with Suzanne. Even if she can’t get away for that, I’ll still enjoy hanging with her in Amsterdam, as she lives about 70 miles from there.

After two days in Vienna, it’s off to Salzburg, where the highlight will be the Sound of Music Movie Tour:-D And natch, I’ll need someone to video me doing the slow singing turn when I climb that mountain (kidding — the mountain is actually in Germany, and the land is privately owned, but the meadow is accessible…) and sing “I Have Confidence” walking down that lane, and “Do Re Mi” while balancing on that fountain. Roll tape.

And what would a trip to Vienna and Salzburg be without a Mozart walk? We’ll likely start there, as I know Suzi is a Mozart fan as well (she has a kitty named Mozart, and another named Brahms!). And don’t forget the sausages, the biergartens, the outdoor festivals, the castles and the Alps.

After saying goodbye to Suzanne, I’ll finish the trip with a visit to Bob and Kay’s home in Slovenia. They’ve been living there on and off regularly since who knows when, and I’ve never visited them there.

I wish it was today.

But hey, there’s Shrek work to be done, and groceries to buy, and bulbs to plant. We’ll just have to see how that auger drill bit I bought works for digging the holes. I hope you’re all doing great! Till next time…

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Mavis
Mavis
29 September, 2018 8:35 am

I can’t WAIT to see the pictures of this Odyssey!

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Jeff Boehm
Jeff Boehm
29 September, 2018 9:30 am

I’m so excited for your trip! Have a blast. :-)

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David
David
29 September, 2018 9:48 am

You know we will all want to see a video of you in that meadow in a dress with an apron on letting us know that the “hills are alive…”
Be Blessed my Dear Friend!

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David
David
30 September, 2018 1:27 pm
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We do indeed…was my loss!

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Darice
Darice
29 September, 2018 11:04 am

That sounds just wonderful! Can’t wait to follow along. Hugs always.

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Suzanne
Suzanne
29 September, 2018 1:07 pm

Consider me your producer/director Miz Jackson!! Hopefully everything will work out and we will bring the hills alive with music and laughter!!

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Greg McD
Greg McD
29 September, 2018 10:15 pm

All sounds terrific!! But I hope that a gag reel comes in from all the video work. Maybe taking a fountain plunge during a song?

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Candace
Candace
30 September, 2018 12:16 pm

This is exciting indeed!!! Your adventures are always full of flavor!!!

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