Atlanta is just under a 6-hour drive from where we live. It immediately entered my radar as a place to visit when I discovered that the UW Football team would be playing a major game there. So the reason for and timing of the trip were driven by my love of sports and school, but … Continue reading Exploring the South, Part 1: Atlanta
It’s been about two-months now since we’ve taken up residence here in Tennessee! I didn’t have a ton of expectations coming in… let’s just say that was because I was trying to keep an open-mind rather than a lack of research or preparation on my part. Besides, like they say: “expectations are planned disappointments,” right? … Continue reading Mid-South wildlife
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
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
Having been in Memphis for roughly two weeks now, I’m pretty much an expert on all things Southern. Haha, I kid, I kid. The area we’re in is actually referred to as the Mid-South, though I have yet to confirm if this is in reference to its East-West or its North-South positioning, it seems like … Continue reading Acclimatizing: pests, storms, and sweet potato casserole
Driving cross-country, and part way back, I couldn’t help but take note of unique and amusing road signs along the way. I’ve sorted through and attempted to place them into categories followed, of course, by my thoughts on each (please note that when you scroll down, not every sign has its own picture). For those … Continue reading Amusing road signs
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
Eight months ago: Text from Jeff: Should I apply for a 12-month position in Millington TN? Danielle's thoughts: Where the ____ is Millington TN?! (Quickly references Google to make sure it isn't too far away from civilization... Locates it near a large city) Danielle's text: Sure Seven months ago: Phone call from Jeff: They selected … Continue reading We’re moving to Tennessee!