This is a couple of hours early, but ... We're outta here! I won't have much Internet access for the next 2 weeks, if any at all, so don't expect too many updates. Besides, this is supposed to be time for Kim and I to spend together ... not sure how fondly she'd look upon me taking time to blog!
Since the world doesn't really revolve around me (despite what I may say sometimes), there are a few things I want to point out while we're gone ...
Happy birthday to: 'Cross god Sven Nys (tomorrow, June 17), great teammate and friend Steve Driscoll (June 23), and my sister-in-law Kelli (June 29).
A BIG CONGRATS to: Mom & Dad Kopsell, who will be celebrating 37 years of marriage on June 29. (How was that for an anniversary present a few years ago?)
And finally ... Happy Quit Day to me! Sunday, June 18, marks the day I quit smoking, 8 years ago. I locked myself in our apartment for 3 days with tapes from the France World Cup -- I figured watching all those amazing sportsmen would be huge motivation not to smoke. And I was right! Woo-hoo!
I'll leave you with this beautiful image of the Brandenburg Gate ... Deutschland here we come!
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