There is a couple kissing on stools next to me. On the far side of the coffee shop, I see a girl with tortoise shell rimmed glasses. I have seen a lot of that style lately. At the table directly in my line of sight, two women are sharing a pecan-topped sticky bun. I saw… Read More »
I’m headed to Cameroon for a vacation next month. First time ever on the large continent of Africa. My friend is serving in the Peace Corps there; I promised her two years ago before she left that I would come visit. Now her time there is coming to a close and my time is running… Read More »
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Two years ago, I said good-bye to Peace Corps Armenia, stepped foot on American soil for the first time in 27 months, hugged my family members, ate some greasy American food, and started my process of reintegration into American life. How did it go? Click here to find out. >>
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” Hopefully defining a blog is a little easier, because that’s what I aim to do today and in the coming weeks. Curious? Read more >>
I knew my brother loved to hunt, but I didn’t realize how much, or how obvious his passion would be to the casual observer. As soon as I walked into his house, I was greeted by four large animals mounted on the walls—a caribou with quite the impressive rack, a big-horned sheep, and two bears (one being his wife’s). Read more about my recent trip to Alaska >>
I remember the days when I was just starting my blog, way back in July of 2008. It was for a trip to Europe, which I was incredibly excited about sharing with everyone. I wrote a couple posts pre-trip, a couple catch-up posts post-trip, and absolutely nothing at all during the trip. In the process, I lost all two of my potential readers, because they gave up checking my new website for the non-existent updates while I was in Europe.
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A family trip to Nicaragua is just the thing to get to know each other just a little bit better. While no heretofore unknown secrets were revealed, the trip did highlight a few of the differences and similarities between my family members and me. Read More >>
Gram insisted that she needed to stay somewhere that had air conditioning and a swimming pool. Who can blame her? It was hot as blazes there. We chose Hotel Farallones. While Gram rested, I went with Darlene to see what her daily life was like in Nicaragua. First we went… Read more >>
I booked my ticket in February to go to Nicaragua to visit my younger sister Darlene.
My grandma decided she wanted to come, too. Five days before I left, she booked her ticket, and we traveled on the same plane, in neighboring seats, from Houston to Managua, Nicaragua.
We took a selfie at the Houston airport.
I just took two weeks off of work to go to Peru. I had a wonderful time, eating unfamiliar foods, making friends with strangers, and participating in unplanned activities. I felt my soul open up and blossom with the traveler’s spirit. And then my two weeks were up and I came back and realized that as opposed to traveling, I had just taken a vacation.