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I hope I'm the right Scott Jorgensen that you are looking for.  

The professions and identities of some of my more illustrious namesakes include Scott Jorgensen the flyweight UFC fighter, Scott Jorgensen the podiatrist, and, more locally, there are two other Scott Jorgensen individuals in the Greater San Francisco Bay Aea, according to LinkedIN.

Well, if you read that whole paragraph, I bet that you know by now whether or not I am the Scott Jorgensen that you are looking for.

About the Gambia (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Republic of The Gambia, commonly known as The Gambia, or Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, with a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

Its borders roughly correspond to the path of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the country's centre and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its size is almost 10,500 km² with an estimated population of 1,700,000.

On 18 February 1965, The Gambia was granted independence from the United Kingdom and joined The Commonwealth. Banjul is The Gambia's capital, but the largest conurbation is Serekunda.

The Gambia shares historical roots with many other west African nations in the slave trade, which was key to the maintenance of a colony on the Gambia river, first by the Portuguese and later by the British. Since gaining independence in 1965, the Gambia has enjoyed relative stability, with the exception of a brief period of military rule in 1994.

An agriculturally rich country, its economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and tourism. About a third of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day

Friday, December 31, 2010

Some updating

First of all, many thanks the the template weblog of Sarah and Jacob Cohn.  I hope to thank you in person someday for the great blog design that I copied.  Other than that I've just been troubleshooting and weighing my backpack.  I think I'm packing 76 out of 80 allowable pounds so far, maybe could condense more.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Well, I've created my weblog, but it is Christmas Eve.  My family is due to come over at my house at three in the afternoon (it's about 2) and I still need to shower.  So, I will have to add photos and other information about what i hope this blog can become at a future time.  For now though, i have an address to spread so that people can keep current with where I am in the Gambia for the coming two years.  Woohoo!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I may use this one....or maybe a google docs.   I'll keep you "posted".........get it?   ahahahhahahahahahhahahahahha