Off to get my last 5 countries, and maybe cross off a couple bucket list items.
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  • Day108

    White House H3 #1988

    October 17 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    It has been 16 years since my last hash with the WH4, and 25 years since the first time. Was a good trail, but things have changed. We'll just call it Post-Modern hashing. Show up, have a few drinks, finally start trail, most of the pack are walkers. 3.5 miles trail, with a shot stop at one mile, then a beer stop at 2 miles, along with standing around for 30 minutes, then on out again. Shot stop at mile 3, and then on in. They knew a lot of down down songs, but are easily distracted, lots of talking in circle, and everyone is happy. Good circle, lots of nice hashers, fun time.Read more

  • Day107

    2-fer Today (MVH3 & DCH3)

    October 16 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Busy day today, ran with the Mount Vernon H3 at 10 am. Was a nice 5+ mile trail up around the Sterling / Reston, Virginia area. Only about 15 hashers on hand, but we had a good time catching up with old friends. I ran with them last year when I passed through.

    Then I had an hour + drive over towards Annapolis, Maryland for a trail with the DC Men's H3. I had not been able to catch up with them since 2006, so was good to see a few old friends, and make a few new ones. The day started out warm and sunny, but while I was driving over, a storm rolled in. Temps dropped about 20 degrees, and it rained on us for most of the afternoon, but still a good time. Trail was all shiggy, so great time.
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  • Day106

    Reunited with all my stuff

    October 15 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    When I was preparing to take off and travel, two years ago, I sold, donated, gave away, or threw away nearly everything I owned. I have 5 boxes of what's left, and it was in storage in Hawaii for about 18 months, then moved by slow boat, to WashDC, where it has been waiting for me. I am now here to move those boxes from one storage location to another. Living out of a backpack these past 2 years as I travel, has been a great experience, and one I learned from my many deployments . . . you don't need much to be happy. While I am here, i'll get in a few hash trails and see some old friends. Ahhh, the best things in life.Read more

  • Day104

    Thank You Lima . . .

    October 13 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    What a great week in Peru. Time to get back on the road again, so now off to Washington, DC . . . to move the 5 boxes of things that I own. Back on United, but had a funny booking experience. When I looked at prices, Economy Plus was one price, and Business class was about $25 . . . LESS. Easy choice. Off we go.Read more

  • Day103

    Lima H3

    October 12 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We had a special hash trail today, for a group of about a dozen hashers that came down from the US with the Exotica tour service, to visit Peru and go up to Machu Picchu. Since I was still in town, I was able to join in for another hash trail. Coincidentally, my old friend CIA was in that group, and he presented me with a 100 Countries of Hashing patch that he had been carrying around for almost 2 years. We had a cool hash trail through the city center in Lima, followed by lunch in a little street cafe, and that is where CIA presented me with the patch. Pretty cool day all in all. Many thanks to CIA, and the Lima H3 for the great hashpatality. On OnRead more

  • Day101

    2 Years of Hash Bliss

    October 10 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    It was 2 years ago today, that I set off on this epic journey to hash the world. When I departed from Honolulu on 10 Oct 2019, I had no idea how long it would last . . . considering I had just had open heart surgery in July 2019. But what a ride, so far . . .

    • 730 days
    • 292 hash trails
    • 64 trails hared
    • 32 countries

    Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Saipan, Guam, East Timor, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG, Australia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Oman, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Egypt, Bahrain, USA, Ecuador, Colombia, Jordan, Germany, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Czechia, Scotland, Peru

    I was reminded that there was over 400 days I did not hash. :) So got to thinking about that, probably more than 60 flights in there. Keeping up the website, 24 monthly event emails, 25 In The Spotlight articles published, and over 2000 hash club listings updated in the HHH Genealogy.

    Reconnecting with old friends, meeting hundreds of new friends. Bucket List items seen . . . The Pyramids, Acropolis, Galapagos Islands, Petra . . . and the primary goal of this trip was achieved yesterday . . . hashing in my 100th country.

    What a life . . . I love it. And no end in sight.
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  • Day100

    Lima H3 - Peru, My 100th Country to Hash

    October 9 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    After several years, I have finally arrived in Peru. While I will not be able to visit Machu Picchu on this trip, I did in fact score my 100th country to have hashed in. I met a couple hashers in Miraflores, and we taxied for almost an hour to the northern end of Lima for this beach trail. The rest of the pack straggled in over the next 90 minutes, as we finally assembled at a nature park. Starting with a bit of culture and a tour of the local wildlife, we then set off for a run up the beach, to see the pukas. After a make shift beer stop, we all headed up and over a few dunes, eventually making our way back into town.

    We recessed into a little chicken restaurant for dinner, and circle. I thought it fitting to buy everyone dinner, as it was my 100th country to hash in, and I thanked them all for being a part of it. The Lima hashers then presented me with a sweatshirt and T-shirt (unfortunately they were both a bit snug, but I rolled with it. It was an excellent adventure here in Peru.

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  • Day98

    Safely Arrived in Lima

    October 7 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Departing Hawaii on the afternoon of the 6th, I made the long flight to Lima, Peru via stops in Houston (Texas) and Fort Lauderdale (Florida). Final leg from FLL was on JetBlue . . . not sure if I have flown with them before. All good flights, but little sleep. Arrived Lima at 2230 last night, and walked to the hotel at the airport. Moving down to Miraflores today, after a long and sound sleep last night. All good, time to explore.Read more

  • Day96

    Honolulu, Hawaii H3 (H5) Trail #2063

    October 5 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    After 7 successful trails, and three well participated social events, it was time for one final hash. The regularly scheduled H5. Also the third trail in a row I hared.

    Trail started out well, with the walkers properly instructed of the turkey / eagle split. Then 10 minutes later, the rest of the eagles were properly instructed, and off they go. So then, our hare, Hazukashii sneaks back up the hill to remark the finish, as this was an A to A trail that would come back in on the same trail. BUT, there were a few hashers that turned up late. Totally my fault for not stopping them, to explain the instructions . . . but just telling them as they passed by . . . if you are on eagle, when you get to the 5 dollops of flour, go to the T and turn LEFT. Well, this is what turned out to be a problem. 😊 Some hashers came down the hill, and turned right . . . taking them back around on the eagle trail. My huge Mea Culpa. I should have marked it differently, somehow making it clear that there was a trail cross over, and for the eagles to head back through the T/E split, and follow the turkey trail on home. Just look at the map, it seems clear . . . but I am cursed. 😊 Anyway . . . a couple of us went back out on trail, and all wandering hashers were recovered in short order . . . much love to you all. Hashing is my life, and I don’t know what I would do if someone ended up lost or hurt on one of my trails. Farewell, I am flying out tomorrow, next stop PERU.Read more