“Bon Voyage [Erik Trinidad]!  And Don’t Come Back!”

This blog entry was originally posted on September 09, 2003.

Hey all you blog readers and friendsters out there!  (Please tell me you get the joke in the subject heading.)

Anyway, SAVE THE DATE:  October 17, 2003.

That Friday night in New York City will be my big bon voyage party — quite possibly the biggest party I’ve ever thrown.  Those of you have been to one of my house parties may know what to expect.  Well, be prepared to expect the unexpected.

Details to come as the date approaches…

Those who don’t get the joke in the subject heading, it’s from this:

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Perhaps I’m starting to show my age…  : /

Next entry: T-Minus 23 Days… Back to the Doctor

Previous entry: Thanks Alice and Rina!

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Comments for “"Bon Voyage [Erik Trinidad]! And Don't Come Back!"”

  • Have a rollicking time, at the party and on the road.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/17  at  08:45 PM

  • Someone’s a blogging slacker!!  I’m away and I still try to keep up… what’s you excuse?  smile  Just kidding… during the 12-2pm time I can barely step foot out the door so I blog and email.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/19  at  09:43 AM

  • Hey PC…don’t worry, when I’m out there, I’ll do some major catching up.  29 days to go!

    Posted by eeyartee  on  09/19  at  04:20 PM

  • Getting close now!!

    So in true Peanuts style, will there be Fun, Mystery, Suspense, Danger and even Romance?


    Posted by mark  on  09/22  at  07:11 PM

  • The romance factor depends on whether or not the Little Red Head Girl shows up or not. wink

    Posted by eeyartee  on  09/25  at  05:22 AM

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This blog post is one of over 500 travel dispatches from the trip blog, "The Global Trip 2004: Sixteen Months Around The World (Or Until Money Runs Out, Whichever Comes First)," originally hosted by BootsnAll.com. It chronicled a trip around the world from October 2003 to March 2005, which encompassed travel through thirty-seven countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. It was this blog that "started it all," where Erik evolved and honed his style of travel blogging — it starts to come into focus around the time he arrives in Africa.

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Next entry:
T-Minus 23 Days… Back to the Doctor

Previous entry:
Thanks Alice and Rina!


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