I made it back to Florida in one piece! All went well right up until I got off my train in Orlando, only to find that my duffle bag had not made it onto my train in Alexandria. Fortunately it was just on the next train but I still had to wait around for two hours just hoping it would be there. Also, Amtrak ripped a hole in it, which is currently covered with duct tape. I have a little time off before the new semester starts, so I’m just trying to relax a bit when I’m not at work before my hectic fall schedule starts. It’s good to be home. I feel like I’ve been gone forever but also like I never left, it’s weird, like I just imagined that I was in Maryland for two and a half months.
Added to the Travel Map:
Wreck of the Francisco Morazan, South Manitou Island, Michigan – a freighter that ran aground in a storm.
Vasa Museet, Stockholm, Sweden – world’s only preserved 17th-century ship, raised from Stockholm Harbor.
Wanli UFO Village, Taiwan – mostly abandoned resort neighborhood of Futuro & Venturo houses.
Hunot Gorge State Reserve, Shoushi, Turkey – wooded canyon with waterfalls & medieval village ruins.
Crossed Off the Travel Map:
Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Virginia
Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown, Virginia
Jamestowne Settlement, Jamestown, Virginia