Leaving the Country – again!

I have some time to sit here and think about the next few days. I feel really excited and nervous and kind of exhausted already.

Excited
The last time I left Minnesota for more than a few days and didn’t go to South Dakota was my two-week trip to southern Germany in January 2004. I’m well overdue for some adventure and new sites and new experiences! I can’t wait to see Victoria, B.C. and to take a ferry for the first time and to meet crazy fanatical photoshoppers and photographers and Ben Willmore and see Seattle and see Jen’s new home and meet her new friends and go white water rafting for the first time and there is just SO MUCH to look forward to next week that I am just completely overwhelmed with excitement.

Nervous
I’m leaving Ellipses with Kristi for the week. Of course I completely trust her to look after my little kitty, but I’m going to miss him and worry about him anyway.

Exhausted
Today I woke up at 5 a.m. to go take photos in the wilderness of Long Lake, MN for an exhibit that is being developed at the Bell Museum. I got home around 4 p.m. and slept for a couple hours, but I did so much more than just photography today. Canoes are heavy and scientists must be in really good shape. I am sore and exhausted. I would go back to bed officially soon, except I’m leaving to see the new Harry Potter movie in a couple hours—a late, late show at the Minnesota Zoo’s IMAX theatre.

On Friday or Saturday I’ll try to post some of the photos I’ve been taking, but I’m not guaranteeing. If I don’t get a chance to post again before leaving town, be sure to monitor my Flickr—I’ll send some photos via camera phone from my vacation!