On the road again

Starting today, I’ll once again be in motion — first to Bangkok, then to San Francisco, then to see my family in Kansas (a part of the United States which was recently proven to be literally flatter than a pancake), then back to San Francisco to prepare for some more adventures. This transit — especially my time in Kansas — will be very rushed and busy, so I probably won’t have much time to post on this blog. I hope to be back and blogging in a week or two. In the meantime, scroll down (or surf the links at left and right) to catch up on recent travel tales, travel quotations, and travel advice.

Posted by | Comments (7)  | August 27, 2003
Category: Rolf's News and Updates

7 Responses to “On the road again”

  1. Darcy Tucker Says:

    I’ll also be in Kansas soon, over the Labor Day holiday weekend. I’ll be in Wichita where I have a bit of family. I’m curious where you will be.
    I have only recently found your website (recent actually being today in all honesty) but you’re bookmarked and I’ll come back to you tomorrow.
    From what I’ve read, I’d like to know more. I travel as much as I can and ifj I didn’t have an SO who didn’t want to pack it all up and move to Asia, well…I’d be packed up and moved to Asia. At least I can get her to go there in short bursts of shitty American vacation time. We’ll be in Indonesia for 2.5 weeks in November – Bali and Lombok – and I’ve got her committed to Cambodia in June…so…it’s better than nothing.
    I can’t wait to read more of your stories, and remember why I should also be writing my own.
    Thank you.

  2. Rolf Says:

    Cheers, Darcy. Good luck with your further Asian adventures! Over Labor Day, I’ll be heading back to Wichita, where my parents live, and Salina, where my sister and her family live…

  3. Dave Cullen Says:

    Crap. I just came here to see what you had been posting to link to something good and you’re leaving again.

    More bad timing.

    I didn’t actually realize you were leaving “for good.” I just thought it was one of your many excursions.

    Odd, I feel the loss of a fixture over there, like a lighthouse or something I knew was there if I ever got back. (I have GOT to get back there.)

    Loved your clothes thing, especially the tan formerly gray and gray formerly tan. And reread part of the Khao San Road piece. Did I know that was you? I don’t think I knew who you were at the time.

    Good luck on the trip. Must be a jumble of conflicting emotions.

  4. L Says:

    Have you written anywhere WHY you’re leaving Asia? I looked in the “Rolf’s News and Updates” category and couldn’t find anything revealing. Why would you return to the States now? Isn’t the Bush administration still in power?

    Where can I find the Khao San Road piece on this blog? That must be a fun read. I did a search for it, but no go. Thanks!

  5. J Says:

    Wherever you are, that’s where you are supposed to be. Because if you’re not where you are, at the time you are there, how much might you be missing by thinking of being somewhere else. It’s BEING where you’re at, at the time you are there, that makes all the difference in who you are, wherever that might be.

  6. Rolf Says:

    Good point — I’ll have to address the “whys” of leaving Asia in due time. A hint: It involves an expedition through Latin America.

    As for the Khao San Road story, it is linked from the “History of my Clothing” post, or you can just click here.

  7. L Says:

    Thanks, Rolf. I got it. I look forward to the “whys” article. I guess I have a thing about leaving places behind. The reasons behind our “leavings” are sometimes more interesting than our reasons for choosing destinations in the first place.