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Monthly Archives: April 2013

PODS delivery

Check it out! We only have one week left before we shove off from Connecticut and start moving WEST.

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Travel and Transformation writing workshop

Today Ed attended the “Travel and Transformation” workshop in Mystic. The workshop was the first in a series at Mystic’s Riverlight Center. Friday night they had a reading and Q&A. Today’s workshops covered ethics, business, editors, capturing experience and small group work. It was money well spent. (And hopefully Ed learned something that will make the book … Continue reading »

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West By Sea at New England ASTD Regional Conference

We’re on shakedown trips this week. Ed is in northern Massachusetts at the regional conference for ASTD. A great bunch of folks!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Day 2)

This is the Paul Revere house in Boston’s “North End”. The Freedom Trail passes right by the house.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

21 April, 2013 After a smooth drive on a clear and cold New England spring morning, and picking up fresh coffee from Muddy Waters Café in New London, we boarded train 162 northbound for Boston. With some trepidation, because of the sad events there this past week surrounding the Boston Marathon.  Bad people will always … Continue reading »

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New London, Connecticut, USA: Artifact Photos

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Getting Objects in! (and excursion planning)

You can also view this update through the original Kickstarter project. Hi there West By Sea crew. I know you’re anxious to get underway. We are too! Today we’re headed to Boston, USA for Michelle’s regular visit with the doctors. She will also meet with some of the public relations people at Mass General. They are … Continue reading »

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Update #11: weekly update

Hi everyone. We’ve been really busy. Three major projects in progress and only one month left before we leave! Michelle is getting her spring MRI today to prep for a final checkup before the trip. We have been getting our house ready to be mothballed for the summer and our stuff ready for storage. The … Continue reading »

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India Consulate has approved our visas

Just a quick update. Got email back from Travisa yesterday saying the visas were returned to them approved and they would be mailing back soon. We are on the list for a couple excursions in India and can’t wait to bring you all to lunch there on June 7th.

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Evaluating Luggage and Tiny Spaces

Today we pulled out all the luggage. We weighed and measured it and looked at replacements. We decided to replace everything with collapsible bags for this trip. What does that mean? Our existing luggage weighs 52 pounds. The replacement luggage weighs only 27 pounds and actually has a bit more capacity. The extra 25 pounds … Continue reading »

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First requests have gone out

For the Kickstarter Segment Sponsors, Bookbinder Sponsors and Object Backers, you should check Kickstarter for a message about next steps.  I need some information so we can start on your rewards.  And I need objects! Several have come in already and they look great. We explored shipping directly to our stateroom prior to sailing. WHEW … Continue reading »

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India Visa Paperwork

Paperwork almost done. Last visa application before we’re ready to leave. This one was like applying for college. It’s nice to have a checklist. Hopefully the $200 application fee will be worth it when we visit!

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Successful Funding Campaign

Nicely done! Over $10,000 contributed by over 150 backers in less than 45 days. Just incredible support. We’ll do our best to be worthy of your trust. The energy will move away from Kickstarter and over here to the main website. Backers will each be added to the site as a registered user. New enthusiasts … Continue reading »

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