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In the last five years I've been given the gift of seeing much of the world - not most, just much. In a storm of boredom last week, while out seeing Georgia, we listed the places we've seen from A to Z:

A-Arnhem, Netherlands
B-Bemidji, Minnesota
C-Columbus, Ohio
D-Dublin, Ireland
E-Evansville, Indiana
F-Fargo, North Dakota
G-Grand Rapids, Michigan
H-Herning, Denmark
I-Indianapolis, Indiana
J-Jackson, Mississippi
K-Kalamazoo, Michigan
L-London, England
M-Marco Island, Florida
N-Nacadoches, Texas
O-Owosso, Michigan
P-Portland, Oregon
Q-Quito, Ecuador
R-Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
S-San Salvador, El Salvador
T-Tulsa, Oklahoma
U-Upland, Indiana
V-Visalia, California
W-Waco, Texas
Z-Zeeland, Michigan

As you can see we're missing a couple. And with my travel habits slowing down these days I'm feeling the pressure to fill in the holes in my gig alphabet before demand dies - or I do. So if you or someone you know lives in Xai Xai,Mozambique or Xieng Khouang, Laos or in Yap, Micronesia or Yellowknife, Canada please have them get in touch with Brian soon.

We could almost list alphabetically the models of cars we've rented, brands of luggage we've busted through and restaurants across the nation that supposedly served "great Mexican food, I swear" but disappointed our Texas tongues in the end. But disappointed or not I'm grateful for the experience - and perspective. Like St. Augustine said, "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey shaun this is Gliter Girl! (aka rachel) heck yes T stands for Tulsa! woot woot! i will be seeing you at freedom live again! im so excited! anywho see ya then
*Rachel (Gliter Girl)

Blogger GrovesFan said...

"G" also stands for Grand Forks, ND. Not a geat turn out to be sure, but an awesome concert none the less. Michigan obviously has great taste in music. Makes me proud to be from there!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So for the soon to be purchasing luggage guy, what is the best luggage in your opinion???

Blogger Kat Coble said...

If you saw Upland, you must have seen Taylor.

Ah, the old alma mater. Faith and Learning in the midst of the cornfields...

Anonymous Jess said...

Hopefully one day you'll get to come to Australia. I can't recall any towns or cities that start with x or y but I'm sure they're here somewhere. Now if only it didn't cost quite so much to travel.


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