2019 cross country trip: Memphis to Norfolk to Seattle

A summary of our route and places visited as recorded from my daily Facebook posts: June 14, 2019 Last stop on our way out of Memphis... It’s been a great year, now ready to head back cross-country. June 15, 2019 Move over Graceland, I’d have to say Biltmore is the most impressive private estate I’ve … Continue reading 2019 cross country trip: Memphis to Norfolk to Seattle

2018 cross country trip: Seattle to Norfolk to Memphis

A summary of our route and places visited as recorded from my daily Facebook posts: May 26, 2018 Day 1: Lunch in Portland at the Peruvian restaurant Andina, then picked up Blue Star donuts for later, fun time seeing our cousins Kati and Jonathon! Now spending the night in Ashland OR and planning to go … Continue reading 2018 cross country trip: Seattle to Norfolk to Memphis

To Memphis and back: lessons I’ve learned along the way

We have officially returned and started to resettle into the Seattle area after spending a year ‘abroad’ in Memphis. For this last entry I’ve taken some time to step back and reflect. Below is an attempt to share with you lessons I learned or that were reinforced with our transition to, living in, and return … Continue reading To Memphis and back: lessons I’ve learned along the way

Springtime Interlude – the changing of seasons

I realize this title sounds metaphorical, like this entry could have profound meaning or life lessons involved, but it’s literally merely my thoughts and observations on springtime here. Just wanted to put that disclaimer upfront. Nothing too deep in this entry. But, if you like nature and pretty pictures, then you’re in luck my friend. … Continue reading Springtime Interlude – the changing of seasons

Mardi Gras: trying to decipher this crazy celebration

As promised, here’s a post about Mardi Gras. Turns out there was a lot that I did not know about this unique holiday. I will attempt to relay my preconceived notions, what I’ve gathered from locals, what I’ve learned from my own limited research, as well as personal observations with it here in Memphis and … Continue reading Mardi Gras: trying to decipher this crazy celebration