Discovering that my Panamanian grandfather went to high school in Memphis

On our cross-country drive we stopped in Phoenix, Arizona for a couple days to visit my dad’s mom (my grandma), and his two sisters. This side of the family has an interesting background, as they were born in Panama and immigrated to the US in 1964. For most of my childhood and adult life, much … Continue reading Discovering that my Panamanian grandfather went to high school in Memphis

Seattle vs. Memphis: illustrations of “subtle” differences

It’s been just over three weeks now since we’ve taken residence in a quaint Memphis suburb. I thought I’d focus this entry on some not-so-subtle differences I have noticed thus far. Sure, most of these have not been overly surprising, but it’s one thing to know, and another to experience and adapt. So without further … Continue reading Seattle vs. Memphis: illustrations of “subtle” differences

From Sea to Shining Sea: scattered thoughts from driving cross-country

We made it to Norfolk, Virginia! It took us 16-days, and over 4400-miles of driving, with several stops and starts along the way. We were able to take our time and visit several landmarks, big cities, festivals, family and friends en route. Since I posted daily photos and summaries on Facebook throughout the trip (sorry … Continue reading From Sea to Shining Sea: scattered thoughts from driving cross-country