new zealand, post travel, seattle

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

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

colombia

Colombia and its plastic bags

It was the night before our flight multiple flights back home. Naturally I was packing and didn't think it would take long since we weren't bringing too many newly acquired or purchased items back from Colombia. Just some coffee and candy as gifts for my parents and friends. I was pretty much done packing when… Continue reading Colombia and its plastic bags

Pacific Northwest, pre travel

Just like that, from summer to winter

Within a week I went from being in upper 80 degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures in Colombia to snowy trails in the Pacific Northwest. Just like that, from summer to winter. No, it's not snowing in Seattle. Yesterday I dragged Bryce with me to go on a "short nature walk" that turned into a five-mile hike. After… Continue reading Just like that, from summer to winter

colombia

Strangers talking to strangers

There were a lot of qualities of Calí, Colombia that I appreciated and enjoyed. When I returned on New Year's Eve, one of my coworkers asked me what my favorite part of my trip was. That's always such a hard question for me. I hate playing favorites. I like multiple things for different reasons. Other… Continue reading Strangers talking to strangers

colombia

The avocado man

The street outside Bryce's grandma's house can be lively during the day with cars rushing by and honking their horns, or people calling out to each other. She lives in Cali, Colombia. The other day as we ate breakfast, I heard someone yelling through a loud speaker outside. "Is it something political?" I asked Bryce.… Continue reading The avocado man