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From Cousin Mollie again! - Thursday, 22nd February 2007, 02:26 (GMT)
PS. I just looked at all the pictures and she is ADORABLE! I can't wait to meet her. Oh, and I play tennis too! I'm actually playing indoor this winter too...maybe we can play sometime! I'll have to start one of these journals myself too, next year I'm going to England and France! Talk to you later!
From Aunt Maggie - Wednesday, 21st February 2007, 02:47 (GMT)
I love your journal, John! I look forward each evening to checking on your adventures every day. Please give your Mom and Dad a big hug from me, then hug Riley, and then make them all hug YOU for me!
I'll be tuning in tomorrow!

Thank you, My dad says hi
From Cousin Mollie - Thursday, 22nd February 2007, 02:22 (GMT)
Hey mom just showed me this. It's so cool to read! I hope everything is going quite well and that soon you'll be with Maria! I can't wait to read more, and if you have a screen name e-mail it to me or something, it'd be cool if we could talk cause I haven't seen you since you were very little and we would cuddle all the time! I miss you, hopefully I'll see you this summer at the reunion! Lots of love!
From Dorrie - Friday, 23rd February 2007, 01:17 (GMT)
It' sounds like everyone is having a great time and the weather has been nice and warm, it think it got up around 30 today. I checked the cats & fish with Michael today and everyone is great (one cat hiding). Riley, Michael is keeping your shark company until you get home. Diane you can watch Grey's online (I just finished last weeks) and no commericals!! John I have totally enjoyed reading your diary entries. Hi Jay!!
From Eric Ross - Thursday, 15th February 2007, 18:34 (GMT)
Jay, get on the ball and find those tickets! John, looking forward to reading your updates.
Thanks, Good my dad found out they were electronic tickets!
From The Tillinghast Fami - Sunday, 18th February 2007, 14:33 (GMT)
John and Family, Thank you so much for including us! We will follow your trip each day so make sure you keep us posted. We are so very excited to meet Maria in the spring - you are a very special family welcoming a very special girl into your lives. We wish you a very safe trip and can't wait to see all the pictures when you return. Take care and best wishes.
From tyler - Sunday, 18th February 2007, 15:16 (GMT)
Hi john i miss you already even though youll only be gone a week. Our family hope you have a great trip
Tyler, I miss you too
From Tim Battye - Monday, 19th February 2007, 02:31 (GMT)
Dear Sipps,
YOU CREATED A TRAVEL WEBSITE!!! Can't wait to read all about it. We found a sock hat for Riley to go with his sockpants!!! Maybe it will give him EXTRA strength\motivation
during wrestling!!!
CANT wait for the next update. Tomorrow we will be in New Zealand.
Thanks tim, i would like that sock for Ri!
From Chris - Monday, 19th February 2007, 07:50 (GMT)
Good luck and Happy Chinese New Year
From Uncle Russ - Monday, 19th February 2007, 13:04 (GMT)
Hi John,
Nana and Da are staying with us and Da is not comfortable getting e-mail on my computer so if you send them something directly send it through me. I will be printing out your daily updates for them to read. Have a wonderful trip and say hello to Maria from all of us.
From Terry J - Monday, 19th February 2007, 14:55 (GMT)
Hey! You're probably in the air! Post lots of PIctures if you can!! I'll check back! I bet you can't wait to meet Maria! I've seen some pictures and she's a sweet heart!

From Eric Ross - Monday, 19th February 2007, 17:11 (GMT)
Hello John, It's Monday and I hope your trip down was easy. How do you like Guatemala City? I haven't been there in 16 years. Looking forward to reading about your trip. PS Tell your dad we're picking tonight... Eric
From The Tillinghast Fami - Tuesday, 20th February 2007, 11:55 (GMT)
Wow! Sound like you had a full first day! We hope Riley is feeling better - Gatorade always does the trick. We can't wait to read you next posting - keep 'em coming :-)
From Elyse Cookson - Tuesday, 20th February 2007, 12:34 (GMT)
Hello John,
It sounds like your first day was awesome. Chocolate covered macedamian nuts...yummy! Did you know fifth grade teachers need those to survive through the rest of winter. When do you get to go hiking and see the mountains? I can't wait to hear about that trip. The weather was very cold yesterday, just like it has been everyday. If we had been in school it would have been indoor recess, AGAIN! Today, is supposed to be almost 40 degrees and same for tomorrow. I am looking forward to that.
I went snowshoeing on Saturday at PCA and around the Rabbit Run trail. I fell a couple of times and had a hard time getting up because I was laughing so hard. It was my first time snowshoeing and I did it. It was pretty easy. I can't wait to head to the mountians this weekend to do some more.
I look forward to reading your next entry, John. Give your mom and dad a hug. Say hi to Riley for me.
Mrs. Cookson
Thanks Mrs.Cookson, we are hiking the volcano tomorrow, I will think of you and your snowshoes.
From Dorrie - Tuesday, 20th February 2007, 19:59 (GMT)
Well Diane - Leaving Logan wasn't so bad, I only had to loop around by the terminals once after I dropped you off (I see what you mean, I was on my way into the tunnels but cut to the left at the last minute). Have a wonderful trip, I'll check in with you later John.
From Tammy - Tuesday, 20th February 2007, 22:04 (GMT)
Thanks for including us by letting us read your journal. How cool is that! I'm going to be 'with' you on your trip. I'm looking forward to reading your journals. Keep them coming! I've already learned some new things. I thought 'jade' was just green, right? hum... And I love mac nuts. yummy. Not sure about worshipping corn though.. but us Americans sure worship lots of stuff with 'corn' in it!
have a great day.
From John - Wednesday, 21st February 2007, 10:05 (GMT)
Thanks for all the information on your trip. It is very interesting to read and view your pictures. Have a good time. Uncle Bob
From Pastor Brian - Wednesday, 21st February 2007, 13:12 (GMT)
Hey John, sounds like you've seen some really neat stuff. The cemetery must have been pretty unusual, but colorful.
Have a great day, can't wait to read more!
God's Blessings,
it was unusulal, Thank you
From John - Wednesday, 21st February 2007, 17:03 (GMT)
What about your new sister, you have not said anything about her yet. Have you seen her or taken her on any of your trips?
Uncle Bob
No, we are going to see her on friday.
From Justin - Wednesday, 21st February 2007, 23:23 (GMT)
Hey, John and family!
Glad you guys are enjoying the warm temperatures in Guatemala! Are there any music stores down there? lol Can't wait to see you guys again. BeyondBlue is playing at Henry Law Park in downtown Dover on May 19th at 11:00 AM. Hope you guys can make it!

God Bless

PS. Pastor Steve says hi!
Thanks Justin, we probably can make it, no music stores down here, lol, weather good though, Hi pastor steve!
From John and Susan Batty - Thursday, 22nd February 2007, 08:34 (GMT)
Wow, John! What an amazing writer you are! We feel like we are right there with you climbing the steps into the church! John's favorite parts are the references to Riley (aren't little brothers great?) We're wondering if Riley is going to show off his unique talents to the local villagers...Can't wait to hear more.
From Ron Smith - Thursday, 22nd February 2007, 13:01 (GMT)
John, as a former newsman, book editor and writing professor I want to tell you that you are doing a great job of reporting. I will have to send your name to my alma mater, Boston University's School of Communication, so they can recruit you.
By the way be sure to stay up late one night and go see the disco bar. You will learn something about your mother and "Dancing Queen."
Your Uncle, Ron
From Pete & Ellen - Thursday, 22nd February 2007, 13:18 (GMT)
Hi John!
From looking at the pictures it looks like you are having a wonderful adventure! We can't wait to read about your new sister. Pete and I have been reading the blog every day. How many months are in the Mayan calender? How large were the coffee plantations? Hope you are all having a safe trip! We're looking forward to more pictures, we feel like we're there with you!
Be safe, and love to you all!
Pete & Ellen
The coffe plantations were huge and the mayan calender has 18 months
From Colby - Friday, 23rd February 2007, 19:46 (GMT)
i think its safe to say that my day beat yours. i woke up, took three giant steps to the left, got some grub, took three giant steps to the right, fell asleep, and woke up the next morning. hah! that totally beats volcanic eruptions! just kidding. sounds like quite the trip though. keep writing and ill keep reading.

From Justin - Sunday, 25th February 2007, 17:53 (GMT)
Glad you're having a good time, John! Have you ever played in a piano bar before? I've done it a couple times. It's pretty fun to do.
Yes it is fun, No I haven't played before, but I was well recieved by the international crowd.