How does one climb a mountain? Slowly. Painfully slow – glacial, even, at least in my case. I hail from the low and flat lands of Chicagoland suburbia, and have only had brief affairs with mountains (though with an extensive variety: Rockies, Appalachian, Magaliesburg, etc.). I quite enjoy the ample amounts of oxygen found down here … More The Beginning / El Principio
Last time we talked I was feeling a little down and out, and still feeling the pangs of life in a new place. Since then, with a lot of driving, and a lot of u-turns (which don’t happen to be quite as legal here as they are in Texas) we have found our grocery store, … More Center Stage
Over the past few weeks since Britt was offered a position (still with IKEA) in Houston, Texas we’ve been doing what we do best…packing. Most of our stuff was still packed and sitting in storage from before we left for Finland over a year ago. However, since having been to Finland and India, with several … More Lightning, hillbillies & tigers… oh my!
It’s said that you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close. Ever since we used bicycles as a main mode of transportation in Finland, we’ve been hooked not just on riding bikes, but on the lifestyle that goes along with it as well. That came to a screeching halt … More Venus de Miles
It’s easy for people to take their surroundings for granted, especially if they’ve been there for a while. Although it’s easy to get downtown Chicago from the suburbs, it’s not uncommon to come across people who have lived here for years and never been to the top of the Willis Tower (formerly known as the … More Row, Row, Row…