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Namibia – Day 9 – On The Road

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Day 9 was a long drive from Sossusvlei to the coast town of Walvis Bay for a late lunch and some flamingo photography. Then up the coast to Cape Cross where we spent the night.

Sunrise Tree

Sunrise Tree


Namibia – Day 8 – Hot Air Ballooning

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On our last day in the Sossusvlei area we had the opportunity to go hot air ballooning. It was an amazing experience to be able to see the dunes and surrounding landscape from the air.

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Namibia

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Namibia


Taiwan – I’m in Taipei

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Forrest Brown at the Taipei airport

Welcome sign at the Taipei airport


France – Disneyland Paris

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Yes, I know I live less than an hour away from Disneyland in Anaheim, but I’m still a big enough geek that wanted to go to Disneyland Paris while I was in France.

Lot’s of things are similar to other Disney parks, but there’s enough differences to make it worth checking out. One of the biggest differences was Tomorrow Land. The Paris Tomorrow Land has a cool Jules Verne theme to it and Space Mountain has a pretty wild looping roller-coaster.

Disneyland Paris.

Entrance to Main Street USA

Disneyland Paris.

Walt Disney Studios Park

Disneyland Paris. Forrest Brown

I'm the taller one.

Disneyland Paris.

Let Go! Let Go!

Disneyland Paris.

The attention to detail and maintenance was definitely not as good as the other Disney parks I've been too.

Disneyland Paris.

Like some of the other Disney parks, there's a hotel above the entrance to the Disneyland Park.

Disneyland Paris.

Le ch√Ęteau de la belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle)

Disneyland Paris.

Pull!

Disneyland Paris.

Disney Village


France – Motocross of Nations – Finals

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Day two the the 2011 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations. Yesterday was the qualifying races to narrow the field of teams down to the 20 top countries. Today is the Main event, which is actually three races (motos) where two riders from each country race in each moto. The combines finishes of all three riders in the three motos is used to determine the overall winning country.

It rained some overnight so the track started off a bit muddy. The weather is a bit wild, it’s switching back and forth between warm and sunny and cold and poring rain. If you don’t like the the current weather, just wait 30 minutes and it’ll change to something completely different.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France.

Lot's of Red While and Blue, but it's from the French Flag.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 1 (MX1 + MX2).

Chad Reed from Australia get the hotshot in Race 1 (MX1 + MX2). Ryan Dungey is in 5th or 6th place.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 1 (MX1 + MX2).

Ryan Dungey moves up to 2nd and chases Chad Reed.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 1 (MX1 + MX2).

The race started in the sun, but about half way through the clouds moved in and the rains started.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 1 (MX1 + MX2). Ryan Dungey in the poring rain.

Ryan Dungey in the poring rain.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 2 (MX2 + Open)

The start of Race 2 (MX2 + Open). Team France's Gautier Paulin gets the hotshot. The two Team USA riders are back in the pack.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 2 (MX2 + Open)

Blake Baggett ended up 17th in Race 2.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 2 (MX2 + Open)

Ryan Villopoto battles with Ken Roczen from Germany and Jeffrey Herlings from the Netherlands. Villopoto ends up 3rd in Race 2.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 3 (MX1 + Open).

Race 3 (MX1 + Open). The sun is shining and Team USA is in the lead. Ryan Dungey in 2nd place.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 3 (MX1 + Open).

1st place Ryan Villopoto hits a downhill jump in front of the French crowd. The crowd was going nuts during Race 2 when France was winning, but things have gotten a lot quieter with USA in 1st and 2nd.

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Race 3 (MX1 + Open).

Ryan Dungey, 2nd in Race 3 (MX1 + Open).

2011 Motocross of Nations in France. Forrest Brown.

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California – Japanese Earthquake Relief Benifit Concert

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The Japanese band the B’z and Linkin Park had a benefit concert for Japanese earthquake relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The concert raised $330,000.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The Mayan Theater in Downtown Los Angeles

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Japanese Band the B'z

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Chester from Linkin Park

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Really Big-Ass Disco Ball

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Chester thanks the crowd after the show.

B'z and Linkin Park Benefit Concert for Japanese Earthquake Relief at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

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Utah – Skiing

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Every year I go on a ski trip to Salt Lake City with a big group of friends from when I lived in Atlanta. My Dad also flies in from Minnesota to join us.

Skiing at Snow Bird ski resort.

Me skiing in in Mineral Basin at Snow Bird. We had fresh powder, but the visibility and conditions were not the greatest.

Skiing at Snow Bird ski resort.

My Dad had a good crash on a steep section of a run and ended up sliding for several hundred feet before stopping.

Skiing at Brighton ski resort.

Me at the top of Brighton.


Argentina – The end of the road

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Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina.

This is the southern end of the Pan-American Highway. If I started walking for here, I would reach the other end of the highway at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in only 11,000 miles.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park


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