The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 June 2007

Trepidation alert

You'll notice that there have been no announcements regarding World Tour '07. The reason for this is twofold:

  1. In the past I have done a better job of ignoring budgetary limitations than I'm doing today, and it doesn't help that Gwendolyn's last trip to the shop cost somewhere around 55 percent of the projected cost of the tour. Yes, I have plastic to spare, but there's that little matter of paying it back.

  2. I'm still apparently a tad skittish after the abrupt ending of World Tour '06, even though it proved not to be the abrupt ending of me, as some might have expected.

Yet somehow I feel I have to go, in the manner of the kid who falls off the bicycle: if I don't do it now, or at least soon, I'll never do it again, and we can't have that, can we?

So I'm thinking in terms of a smaller jaunt — say, 2500 miles or so instead of the usual 4000-plus — over ten or eleven days instead of sixteen or seventeen. Training wheels. That sort of thing.

First actual vacation day is the 9th of July. I hope to — I had better — have something to announce by then.

Posted at 10:34 AM to World Tour '07

If your WT '07 plans once again include Nashville, my offer of a burger or whatever still stands. Hope your plans don't fall again and the price of petrol does.

Posted by: Winston at 5:53 PM on 13 June 2007