Where in the World is Rene?

The weblog of an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Macedonia

Archive for September, 2008

One Week in the Valley

Well hello there.  I officially have one week left at home before I leave for Philadelphia and beyond (and really, really beyond) and I am trying to prepare myself for departure and leaving home for two years.  So I have come to the decision that I am living, to a lesser extent, within a Mitch Albom book.  During my last week at home I have found myself trying to pinpoint what specifically Phonecian and personally important events and experiences will I miss the most while I am abroad (and then I want to do them).   Given that I don’t have the resources to do many of the things I really want to do (like go up to Flagstaff) because I have no gas money and I must save time for packing, I have come up with the following list:
Eat at Pizzeria Bianco

Hike Camelback

Have a beer at Haus Murphy (preferably with the Germans)

Wii and Mojitos with Ashley

Play ball with Tater (this should probably be everyday)

Have the churro dessert at Barrio Cafe

Dominoes at Grandmas house

Lie in my hammock and achieve the perfect tan

Grapefruit Margaritas in the pool

Finish LOST (not really important or related to Phoenix, but I MUST know what happens)

OK, so this is the Bucket List.  These are the things I will try to accomplish before going off to live the PCV dream in Macedonia.  I’m off to do one of them right now…