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Monday, March 12, 2001

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Travel obsessions

Sometimes at work it seems like I don't have enough to really keep busy and I work on things that aren't too immediate and then, all of a sudden, I can't get everything done that I need to get done. It is so frustrating. I need to get so much done before I leave for vacation and I feel like I'm walking through heavy water. Everything is boom or bust.

I feel pressured at home too but it's still too soon to start packing. I need to call Dad and firm up when I'm going to get to Dallas. I still need to decide where I'm going to stop on the way back. Decisions, decisions. It would be such a hassle if I didn't enjoy traveling so much. It's so different when you travel by bus instead of car because you can't just whip around a strange town but have to plan where you stay and such.

It's so much fun, especially with the internet. I can run bus schedules and check out maps (and put them on my palm) and see what's the best hotel to stay at. Again this is different because of traveling by bus. I would prefer to stay at a cheap but clean Motel 6 but they are usually way out on the interstate somewhere, probably because it's cheaper. In the downtown area, which is more convenient for me, the hotels are usually very expensive convention hotels or very scary old run down hotels. But, if I can travel without a reservation, which I usually can but it scares me, I can find nice surprises.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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