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California, here I come!

Right - I think I've got everything packed for a 3-week stay in the States!

The last month has gone by in a bit of a blur; I've enjoyed going in to work and I'm excited to think I'll be working out of the Sta. Barbara office for the next, but at the same time, I'm feeling massively guilty about leaving the cats on their own for all that time. My neighbours will be coming in twice daily to care for them (they've recently suffered the loss of their own cat and jumped at the chance to look after mine), so I ought to have no worries there, but still, I know I'll miss them and I'm sure they'll miss me, too. And I worry about what the flat will look like when I get back...

I'm not sure íf I'll get a chance to update this journal with my impressions of California, a destination I've not been to before and that I'm quite keen to explore - the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, but I won't be taking my laptop as I like to travel light, and I never like to use my smartphone for anything other than calling, texting and taking pictures. Which reminds me, first item of business will be to get an American SIM-card, as I don't want to come home to a massive roaming bill. After 2 years of unemployment benefit, and only one month's salary, I'm still on a budget after all.



( 22 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Jan. 4th, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)
Have a great time!
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm sure I will!
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds exciting. Have a great time.
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
Have a great time, an good luck! A good start to the new year!

Jan. 4th, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
Certainly is! Happy New Year!
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
Good luck, and hope you have a great time. :)
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Cheers, and I don't doubt it!
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
Have a great time!
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly, and I will!
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope you enjoy your three weeks in California.
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I don't doubt that I'll have a wonderful time...even while I'm working ;-)!
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful time!
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
I intend to! ;-)
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hope it all goes well!
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
So do I! ;-)
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
I hope you have time to sight-see as well as work - and we won't worry if we don't hear from you - although you do realise we expect pictures when you get back? :)
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
Pictures coming up!

I do expect to have time to go sight-seeing a bit. Apparently, January's the month of the annual migration of grey and blue whales through the Sta. Barbara Channel, so I'll definitely be turning my gaze out to sea.
Jan. 4th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
I just can't even imagine traveling without my laptop, much less going that long without internet access!

Have fun in California! Can't wait to hear about your adventures.
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'll have internet access from work (or expect so), I don't imagine I'll be completely incommunicado.

As for fun, with LA on the doorstep, I'm sure I'll be able to find some ;-)!
Jan. 4th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck! Hope you enjoy California. If you have time, turn toward the north and give me a wave. I'll be waving back at you. :-)
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
Pity; even with the company car (a Nissan Pathfinder, no less) at my disposal, I think you might just be a little too far away - a wave will have to suffice ;-)
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