Thursday, November 21, 2013

A COLOMBIAN CONNECTION ... AT LAST! ...

HI, All,

Today I am lucky enough to have brief access on the internet and I just wanted to say OLA' to all of you!!!!

This experience so far, has been very enlightening on so many levels and I CAN'T WAIT to share them with you. Like the peaks of this great mountain range, so much has happened, both remarkable highs and incredible lows. The details will be coming next week when I hope to return home.

As we travel through exotic lands we pick up things we wish we hadn't.  I am a bit under the weather these days, but I hope to bounce back with a vengeance. LOL. Nothing serious, so don't worry. I am in good hands.

I am VERY thankful to my buddy's family. They are SO kind and giving. His brother is a doctor... how convenient! One thing I will say about this experience ...

Bogota is a FASCINATING city.  10 MILLION people ... Colonial to modern architecture ... and some of the most INCREDIBLE food you could ever imagine. It amazes me that so many people live here. ON top of a MOUNTAIN RANGE surrounded by more mountains.

AND for those who LOVE coffee .....   YOU can't even imagine. I hope to bring back a suitcase full so that I may share a pound or two with you... I feel a blog hop coming on and there will be a very HAPPY coffee lover!

I miss all of you TERRIBLY!!!!!! I really do feel LOST in a foreign land. I wish I knew more Spanish...

Hugs from your Amigo!

Michael 

24 comments:

Unknown said...

Glad It's going great.
Did you say coffee! Now I understand It is a universal language.

D.G. Hudson said...

Hmm - I love coffee. . .I'd go for that prize. My youngest daughter's BF is from Bogota, Columbia, he's a musician who plays with the symphony. She plans to visit there one day as some of his family still lives there, some live here in BC. Will look forward to hearing of your trip. Take care.

Mark Koopmans said...

Michael! Como estas, amigo :)

Sounds like you are having the trip of a lifetime - so happy for you. I'm all about broadening one's horizons ;)

Looking forward to hearing about it all and I'll definitely participate in the ... In Time... for Coffee Blog Hop :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like you are having the experience of a lifetime! Follow doctor's orders so you can enjoy the rest of it.

Denise Covey said...

Hi Michael. Sorry to hear you're not feeling so well. Perk up! Enjoy it as much as you can, but not feeling well does put a damper on things! That coffee sounds awesome. I like the sound of a coffee bloghop.

I head off in a little over a week. :D

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Feel better soon. What an adventure. Have fun, take care and have a good coffee for me.

dolorah said...

Nothing brings you down for long Michael, does it :) Glad to know you are mostly well and enjoying yourself.

Sending lots of Hugs and Vitamin C.

........dhole

Cathrina Constantine said...

It sounds like a fantastic vacation. Knock that icky feeling to the moon, and have the time of your life.

Suzi said...

Sounds like a great trip. Can't wait to hear more.

Yolanda Renée said...

So glad to hear you're having an excellent time! Feel better, I'm sure a change in atmosphere is part of it and should be expected, take it a little slow, like you said you'll bounce back and a doctor on call! Lucky you! LOL
Looking forward to hearing more and seeing those amazing pictures!
Be well!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michael ... so much to share will come out in your posts shortly - so many stories to be written ... so many creative ideas to appear ...

With thoughts re the lows and here's the highs .. you're obviously enjoying many experiences - it must be incredible ... have a safe return ... Hilary

Unknown said...

Come back with lots of pictures so I can live vicariously through you!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

It sounds amazing! Stay healthy, enjoy yourself, and take lots of pictures!

Julie Flanders said...

So great to hear from you, Michael. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well but glad you're in good hands! Sounds like you've had an amazing time and I can't wait to read all about it. Take care!

Carol Kilgore said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Michael!

H. R. Sinclair said...

Happy to great your having a great time.

JJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Dana said...

It's so great to hear from you! I'm glad you're having such a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Susan Oloier said...

Oh, I hope your trip has been most wonderful. Sorry about the illness, though. Looking forward to reading more about your trip.

cleemckenzie said...

How great that you're having a wonderful travel experience. Taking along your own physician is brilliant. Enjoy. Glad you're bringing tons of coffee back.

klahanie said...

Hi Michael,

I seem to be fashionably late. If being late is still fashionable. I hope that all those wonderful experiences have counteracted the ills that can befall one in a foreign land.

Your upbeat love of live resonates in this posting. And yes, bring back lots of coffee :)

Stina said...

Can't wait to see photos, Michael. I bet it's amazing down that. And warmer than where we live. LOL

Misha Gerrick said...

Sounds amazing!

Hope you feel better soon, though. :-)

Jack said...

I hope you continue to have a nice time and feel better soon!! It sounds like a wonderful place to visit.