The tax man bent me over and had his way with me this year, but it looks like I am going to Niagra Falls in July and possibly Alaska in August. I might do a big trip in the Fall, somewhere in Europe. The biggest trip ever is going to be Brazil in July 2014 for the world cup.
Still working on my first book, if I become a multi-millionaire I'm buying everyone a new R.V.
Power, great choice on Brazil...I went to the World Cup in 2006 in Germany and was one of those things you have to do in your lifetime. People from all over the world - watching matches, really friendly people, beer gardens, Hofbrau house, castles, museums, tours and what not.
I'm planning on heading again to Brazil in 2014. My 1 brother and 1 friend said they'd go so far, but you never know who is going to pony up as it's a pretty big trip. If you're interested let me know if you need people to travel with...You never know what's going on like 2 yrs from now, but depending on how much time I can take off from work or mini-break for a couple months, would be good to get to some other countries like Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador-Galapagos Islands while I'm down there.
Tickets are via lottery and go on sale in Feb/March usually, so that part is only 6 months away. I made the mistake last time of not applying as the demand in Europe was really great and only got 1 game, still was worth it for the experience...not sure what it will be like in Brazil, but figured on applying for team specific tickets that guarantees you all of US' base tickets and also if they make it to the playoffs and I'd apply to lots of individual tickets. You don't know who you are going to see until the brackets are made like 6 months later.
I'm heading out to Boston for a few days, starting today. What does that mean to you? It means that I'll probably be lazy with updates because I just had to buy the world's smallest laptop. It's extremely portable, of course, but is also nearly impossible to type long posts on. Nevertheless, I'm going to try to finish one on the plane.
Actually, because instead of actually planning this trip I just randomly bought a plane ticket and told people I was coming a couple days before, I am stuck with very little to do. So if you are a fine young lady in the Boston area, e-mail me. Do it!
So it's been a little while since the last update. Whoops. I just wanted to fill everyone in a little on some more details about this summer:
I have a couple of goals for my trip.First, obviously I want to meet traceurs and traceuses from all over the country. I want to share training techniques and stories with people who are more, and less, experienced than I. I've trained with a lot of different people, and I think that I can share quite a bit of knowledge with the people I visit. That being said, I hope to learn just as much from all of the traceurs and traceuses that I meet on my trip.
Second, one of my larger goals. I am going to record this entire trip on video. I am going to edit it all together into a documentary, sort of a "This is how America Trains" kind of thing. I'll be taking a lot of footage, and I'll be releasing smaller "jam coverage" media peices throughout my trip through American Parkour, but look for a longer documentary at the end of August or beginning of September.
The current itinerary of major jams follows. Note, I may be arriving the night before, the morning of, or sometime during the day of these dates, depending on bus schedules:
*Saturday, June 7th - Philly Jam II*Friday, June 13th through Sunday June 15th - PKFR International Pittsburgh Jam*Friday, June 20th through Sunday June 22nd - PKNY (New Jersey and NYC)Monday, June 23rd through Tuesday, June 24th - Columbus, OhioWednesday, June 25th through Friday, June 27th - Ann Arbor, Michigan*Saturday, June 28th through Sunday, June 29th - Chicago JamMonday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 2nd - Madison, WisconsinThursday, July 3rd through Friday, July 4th - Minneapolis, MinnesotaSaturday, July 5th through Wednesday, July 9th - Seattle, WashingtonThursday, July 10th through Tuesday, July 15th - San Fransisco, CaliforniaWednesday, July 16th through Thursday, July 17th - Phoenix, ArizonaFriday, July 18th through Tuesday, July 22nd - Denver, Colorado*Wednesday, July 23rd through Tuesday, July 29th - San Antonio, TexasTuesday, July 29th through Wednesday, July 30th - Tampa, FloridaThursday, July 31st through Friday, August 1st - Miami, FloridaSaturday, August 2nd - Athens, GeorgiaSunday, August 3rd through Tuesday, August 5th - Charlotte, North CarolinaWednesday, August 6th through Friday, August 8th - Chapel Hill, North CarolinaSaturday, August 9th - back home to Severna Park, Maryland!