So, today was the big day that we’d been waiting for since May, when we booked our flights and tickets! 🙂 Continue reading Checking out high tech “snyrtingar” and chasing sunsets!
I’ve put this off for *far* too long, and though I should have posted a full convention story, it just didn’t happen! Part reason is that there already are many great convention stories out there, available via rcw139.org. I just sort of let the pictures speak for themselves! 🙂
I can’t believe it’s over already!!! :’-(
These are my pics from the third and last day of the convention. Tomorrow, around 4 PM, we’ll leave Toronto, flying to New York, where we will spend the night. On Tuesday evening, we’re flying back to Sweden via Oslo (Norway).
Words can’t describe how grateful I am for all of you who made this into one of the most memorable weekends I’ve *ever* had! And of course, a special heartfelt THANK YOU KINDLY to the fantastic convention crew. You’re *amazing*!!!
I’ll update with my full convention story as soon as I’m home!
Well, the bag is almost packed now (note the Kit Kat lunchbox! 😉 ) my trash is out, my potted plants are safely at my parents’ house, the ESTA is printed (with two backup copies) and the washing machine just finished the last load of laundry… Continue reading Tomorrow, tomorrow… is only a day away!
So, it’s just a few days now before we’re leaving for New York!
And today, Aftonbladet, one of our major Swedish newspapers, posted this article:
I’ve made a quick translation of the article here, mostly using Google Translate, so pardon the bad English… Continue reading This… kind of worries me… 😛
I’ve been a bit slow updating this blog lately, since I unexpectedly got myself a full time job for a couple weeks. A very welcome development, I was very much delighted! Also, summer finally came to Umeå, and I’m enjoying it as much as I possibly can! 🙂
Anyway–it’s only 18 days left now until we board that plane to New York… and needless to say it feels totally surreal!!! In fact, it feels even weirder since we finished all the booking just a couple weeks ago, and haven’t spent any time at all checking for flights and hotel, it’s like the trip is a fantasy that will never happen for real! I guess things won’t really sink in until we’re actually in our seats on that plane, and the captain says “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard…”
From now on, I’ll try to update on a more regular schedule, and from the day we set out, my goal is to update at least once on a daily basis (depending of course on the Internet availability!)
Anyway–underneath the cut is our now complete schedule (will include it in the “about this blog” section as well): Continue reading T-18 days!!! 😀
So, tonight I and Erika had another “trip planning session” and now we actually know that we’ll be arriving in Toronto on August 14, at 12:49 pm! 😀
Needless to say, it feels totally surreal!!!
We’ve also booked some hotel rooms and domestic flights within the US. You’ll find the detailed schedule for our trip by clicking on the “Continue reading…” tab.
I also got the “raw cut” from our RCW 139 documentary entry back from my filmmaker friend today. He’s done an awesome job–and now when we’ve given him our approval, he’s going to give me the final version within the next couple days!
So, this is what we know about the trip, so far… Continue reading Booking night/documentary progress
(Yes, I know. But I couldn’t resist posting this screen cap from, well, you guessed it, “Gift of the Wheelman…”)
Following a very hectic (but equally wonderful) Christmas with my parents and “extended Swedish/Brazilian family” I’ve now returned to my own home, on an island just outside Umeå. After plowing through the mandatory pile of mail on the door mat, unpacking my suitcases and TLC:ed my car (and my plants) back to life, I could finally proceed with the convention planning. Continue reading Just booked a hotel room at the Marriott!
Today makes a very special day, since I and Erika booked the first (and technically also the last) part of our transatlantic trip–in fact, the actual transatlantic part of the trip! 😉
Now it’s decided: We’ll be leaving Sweden on August 1, 2014 and return on August 19, 2014! Needless to say, we’re excited beyond words… Continue reading First (and last) part of the trip is now booked!