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Tour (3)

Yesterday we drove from Italy to France along the Mediterranean. It was pretty amazing. Maybe one of the most beautiful drives of my life.

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Going from Maastricht, Holland to Genova, Italy today. Only about 12 hours South. I’m excited. Jeff and I grew up on Genova Salami.  And  … We made it! And then people actually came! Shocking. The show was great until Jeff broke a string and we self-destructed during the last few songs. Maybe we were cranky from the ride. Now we’re staying at a crazy hostel that seems to be a huge converted school or hospital. A perfect place for a zombie attack.

It’s at the top of hill.  As I write this the wind is picking up outside making the blinds shake. Yikes.

The drive down was pretty spectacular through the Swiss Alps I think. Snowy mountains everywhere, although I did sleep through a lot of it having only gotten a few hours of sleep earlier. We all greatly enjoyed Terry Gross’ interview with a very candid and emotional Tracy Morgan.

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I was scared about the 10 hr flight from Portland to Amsterdam, but it was fine. Better then most.I ate a lot of jerky, watched two movies (Harry Potter-Half Blood Prince and 500 days of Summer) and didn’t sleep enough.  But it felt like it went quick.

We all met up at the airport successfully and rented a car.
On the drive to Maastricht Jeff and I passed out pretty hard.
Dave said it was a 3 hour drive, but when I woke up in the streets of Maastricht, I felt like I’d only closed my eyes for 5 minutes.
We made it to the gallery/venue. Had some soup and started hanging the art show.
I’m constantly a little stressed about how the art will survive. If someone will steal it or if it will get damaged when it is mailed back to me.

At around 7 or 8 we went to our hotel Esperanto Domo-the owner is a practitioner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto)
and  I fell asleep at 9, hoping to sleep the whole night.
But … aaaaa. No luck I woke at 12 and haven’t been able to fall back asleep.
So now I’m writing this.

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