Day one of our five-day hike went from one extreme to another at such a rate that it, quite frankly, confused and nearly killed me. We went from humid 80+ degree weather (F) to a blistery 25 degrees, from gentle paths to violent peaks, from feeling good and well to utter misery. So drastic was … More Salkantay Hike Day 1.1: The Drive
Six days, four museums, three city tours and countless miles later we wrapped up our “Look-and-see” trip to Philadelphia, and drove North to spend the night in NYC before flying back home to Texas tomorrow. We feel so much better about our upcoming move, and the stress of moving blindly into a new place has … More An Afternoon in Brooklyn
With Britt’s work obligations completed, on Friday morning we boarded the Statens Järnvägar (Swedish State Railway) for Stockholm. Though we found the small town of Älmhult to be charming, we were very looking forward to ending the trip in Sweden’s Capitol. After four hours, and two near-vomiting accidents later (our seats were facing backwards, which … More Taste of Stockholm
It’s been about 9 months since we’ve been out of the country, so it was about time for us to hit the international road once again. This time we went to the home of Volvo, Carl Larsson, the Nobel Prizes and most importantly (at least to us) the home of IKEA. Sweden. 70 years ago … More Älmhult, Sweden
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we were hesitant (to say the least) about our move to Houston. After having had an excellent time at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, our spirits were high. Then, we pulled into a gas station 5 miles down the road and had a strange encounter. While Britt was getting … More Houston, a pleasant surprise!