Tuesday, March 9, 2010

FW: Pete's Blog...

 We’re Not In Oz Anymore…

  

As you can deduce from the picture, I returned to freezing temperatures and snow.  Way different from the conditions of the environment I was able to live in during the month of February.  Although most Minnesotans are happy with the “heat” wave of 30 degrees (-1 C for all the rest of you) we are having and are shedding their down coats with glee, I find I am cold and the only one still wearing winter attire.

 

Life in the “real” world has been quite nice to get back to:  family, work, friends.  It reminds me that life stops for no one and either we are moving forward or moving backward as there is no just standing still.  So life moves forward here in the good ole USA and life is good.

 

Daily life consists of getting up, running on a treadmill (I really miss the beautiful runs I had in Australia), going to work, ambulance trainings, reading up on sextant and Bligh’s journey and to bed again.  Last Friday, I got to go out with a group of friends and that was a lot of fun.  They had lots of questions about the trip, have been following the blog and it was funny that they seem to know all the crew and who I was talking about, what they looked like, etc.  Guess the blog must be working.  I really didn’t expect people to know so much about it.

 

Sometimes it is hard to believe that we were just training and now we are all back to various spots on the globe.  I sure can agree with Dave’s sentiment and emotions swinging from fear to excitement and back again.  When you are back at home the adventure seems almost surreal.  When I consider all the possibilities and probabilities that can occur on an adventure of this magnitude it makes my stomach quiver.  I really enjoyed getting to know all the others that are a part of this trip and do believe they are fine people with many talents and enough diversity to keep things interesting.  One thing is for certain, we will know each other VERY well by the time the adventure is complete.

 

Still adjusting to the cold...

 

Pete

 

Foot Note from DON..we can get the Blog up from China but having trouble getting all the comments up as comments posts through the BLOGGER web site which is blocked? Working on it though!!

 

 

4 comments:

Neighbourhood Watch Groups said...

Hi Don

Surely the only people who won't be able to see the comments will be those IN China, as that's the only place the Blogger site is blocked.
Alternatively, can posts including comments be read by using the RSS/Atom feeds?
Or am I missing something...

Tony B
Nambour, QLD, Australia

RichieParis said...

Nice pics, Pete... Enjoy this family holiday. Minnesota and the Pacific are so different. Telling us your feelings and emotions is really a gift. Many adjustements to come, it is a big adventure.

Dan near Toronto said...

Nice post Pete...thanks for the update out west.

Foofie said...

Hey Pete - Ruth here - your fellow traveler from that horrendous return trip from Sydney! Great meeting and chatting with you. Still can't believe I saw you on the news. Nice photos but I'm guessing less snow now. Not much left in Minneapolis with this heat wave. I'll be checking in and watching your adventure. If you need anymore supporters for a send off in Minneapolis, let me know! Good luck to the whole crew.