seattle

An impromptu urban excursion

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a planner. I actually use a paper planner and I like always knowing my schedule so I know what to expect. I hate surprises. On Sundays, Bryce and I figure out what we will be making for dinner during the week so that we can buy… Continue reading An impromptu urban excursion

Pacific Northwest

Magical Vashon getaway

"I just saw a fin over there!" she exclaimed to the rest of us as she pointed out into the water. The rest of us responded with "Where?" or "What?" as we looked on in the direction she pointed towards. We were looking out into Puget Sound so who knows what it could have been.… Continue reading Magical Vashon getaway

seattle

Spring time: Cherry blossoms and avoiding crowds

It's full-blown sakura / cherry blossom season here in Seattle, as it is in Japan and other places that have cherry blossoms. We've had quite a few sunny days in the last week, which have made the white and light pink flowers even prettier with all the light. Every Seattleite — and visiting guests —… Continue reading Spring time: Cherry blossoms and avoiding crowds

new zealand

Auckland: I could live here

We started and ended our New Zealand trip in Auckland, mainly for convenience's sake since we were flying in and out of Auckland Airport from Oahu, Hawaii. I had big dreams to see as much of the South Island as possible so we didn't spend a whole lot of time in Auckland, which is on… Continue reading Auckland: I could live here

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Back to an unexpected reality

Three days ago, I was in Auckland, bidding farewell to New Zealand's summer. Two days ago, I was swimming at Ala Moana beach in Hawaii. One day ago, I was back home in Seattle, where Snowmaggedon/Snowpocalypse 2019 had hit hard for the third time in a week. It's unusual for Seattle to get so much… Continue reading Back to an unexpected reality

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Sorry for not writing. Having too much fun in New Zealand!

I know, I know, it’s been weeks since my last post! I have a good excuse though! I have been traveling around New Zealand with my husband on our honeymoon! New Zealand is wonderful. The weather has been great everywhere we have been. It is summer down here after all! The people are friendly. There… Continue reading Sorry for not writing. Having too much fun in New Zealand!

colombia, travel

What 26+ hours of travel looks like

It took us more than 26 hours of travel to get from Seattle, Washington, USA to Calí, Colombia. From house to house, it took about 30 hours of travel! We left our place in Seattle around 5:30 am the Saturday morning before Christmas. We arrived at Bryce's grandma's house in Calí around 11:30 am Sunday… Continue reading What 26+ hours of travel looks like