Saturday, April 2, 2011

23 Days Away! Am I Ready For This?

So as you can see I am using google Ad Sense on my blog because I thought it would be a cool way to possibly earn some extra cash. So far I have earned $0.03 lol. But hey, it's still early and i'm hoping the blog traffic picks up as the trip moves along. The blog also keeps stats of where all the traffic is coming from which is pretty cool. So far I have viewers from Canada, United States, Netherlands and Australia. Another feature of google Ad Sense is that it scans your blog posts to find key words so it can advertise accordingly to what the readers would potentially be interested in (hence the recent ads for flights to Scotland and cameras).

I bought my pack the other day. I spent a little more then I was hoping too but I think having a good quality back pack will be important and a good investment in the long run. After I bought the pack I was driving home and I got to thinking about this trip and was a bit nervous when I started to realize how big it`s going to be on the grand scale of ``traveling``. I can just imagine what ill feel the week before, the day before and the moment I walk through the doors at the airport. What doesn`t kill you only makes you stronger right?

As most people who are reading this probably already know I am still recovering from my knee surgery that I had January 28th. I`ve been doing everything I can to strengthen all the muscles surrounding my knee so that there won`t be any issues once we`re on our way. The last thing Ì need is some sort of set back with my knee once I`m out of the country. I`ve been doing all the recommended physio as well as going for a few 30-40 minute walks every day. I bought a pass at the local rec center so I can do some swimming and walking in the pool. Walking in water is great because the resistance of the water strengthens all the muscles that depleted around my knee while I was on crutches for 5 weeks. We don`t leave for another 23 days so I think I have ample time to get my knee in shape to be comfortable with all the walking and exploring over seas.

Thats all for now! Thanks for reading! :)