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Monday, June 27, 2005

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Hello Everyone! I look forward to seeing you all in the next couple of weeks!

Friday 24th: Drive to Los Angeles, stay with John's friend, and also my friend, Nicole.

Saturday 25th: Drive to Las Vegas, stay at the Luxor. Bask in the pools there, ride the roller coaster at New York New York, see Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity at 10pm.

Sunday 26th: Drive towards Roswell, and camp out somewhere on the way. We'll be taking the US 93, I 40 (a.k.a. Route 66), US 285 south, US 380.

Monday 27th: Stop in Roswell NM for a snack and try not to be abducted by Aliens, then drive one more hour south to Carlsbad to stay with our friend Shannon Lark Estes' mother, Patty Joe. Eat sopas.

Tuesday 28th: Drive to Austin, where we will be visiting my friends Zoe and JP, and their new son, Max. We'll either be staying with them (their baby still wakes up in the night,) or with one of the lovely ladies whom I met at their wedding two years ago, Chryssa or Miranda.

Wednesday 29th: Drive via Houston, where we will hopefully stop for lunch and a peek at this weird “Orange Show”:

…and then via the I-10 to New Orleans!!!! We’re staying at a B & B with wrought iron balcony railings and a gas-lit courtyard only one block from Bourbon St. Hooray!!!

Andrew Jackson Hotel
919 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Thursday 30th: We'll stay in New Orleans through Thursday at the same B&B, have beignettes and chickory coffee at the Cafe du Monde:

... take a guided cemetery walk. We will heed the locals' advice to only go with a guide, and this looks like the best choice so far:

also; ride the street car and do the river walk:

Friday July 1rst: Drive to Memphis via the I-55, hopefully stopping briefly just outside of New Orleans at the UCM Museum:

We don't have reservations in Memphis, so we'll probably just stay at a small hotel and check out the Elvis fans at Graceland:

and perhaps Beale St.:

Saturday July 2nd through July 3rd: Driving past Nashville, through the
Appalachians, and camping somewhere amidst the trees and hicks. Looks like, generally speaking, the I-40, I-440, I-81, I-66, I-495. (Yes, we'll have many versions of more specific maps!! This just seemed the easier way to describe it in general terms.)

July 3rd: Arrive in Baltimore area and spend time with my friend, Kati, and John's family.

July 4th: Independence Day party with John's uncle?

July 5th: John and I fly back home and arrive in Oakland late at night.

Flight 217 H
Depart BALTIMORE-WASHNTN (BWI) at 07:50PM and
Arrive in OAKLAND CA (OAK) at 11:40PM

Monday, June 20, 2005

the wisdom of late afternoon IM...

me: Holy shit! The end is in sight! It's 4:15!
me: Heh; that just goes to show that it's only teens who appreciate 4:20
Danielle: I appreciate 4:20, but not nearly as much as I appreciate 5:00.

Friday, June 10, 2005

I love my reseservations......

I just made reservations at the Andrew Jackson Hotel on Royal St. in New Orleans for less than $70 a night... It's one block from Burbon St, and it has wrought-iron edged balconies and a gas-lit courtyard...
eeeeeeeeee! I am so excited!!!

Now I just have to decide how much I want to stay on the strip in Vegas... I already bought tickets to go see Zumanity. Unfortunately, we'll be in row B, which is sort of three rows back. I want the dancers to come out and tease us... that's much easier when you're in the front row... Oh, well...

And I have to look for a decent hotel in Memphis, near Beale St...

WHoooooooooooooooooooo! Only two weeks 'till vacation!

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Dance & Fitness Faculty member at San Francisco Peninsula Community Colleges, Director, Choreographer & Featured Dancer, Founder of the Living Dead Girlz, and Owner of the Steele Dance Company, which provides entertainment for festivals, corporate events, conventions and private events. Teaching private dance lessons and creating choreography since 1997, Steele graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Double Major in Dance and Comparative Literature and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography at Mills College. She has toured all the major cities in Germany and performed at the Cannes Film Festival as the featured dancer in TRIP -- Remix Your Experience, a multimedia exhibition of film, live music and art. Steele has also performed as a featured dancer for RJ Reynolds (CAMEL) promotional events. Steele currently manages the go-go dancers of "Poor Impulse Control," who perform frequently in San Francisco's industrial, alternative, and rock venues.