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Chasing the Wind A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu

Photos: Mapiu y Santiago

CHILE | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Chile Day 6 - Dia del las mamas

CHILE | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [336]

It's mother's day and I miss my mommy!  I put my card in the mail the day before we left for Chile, so at least there was that.  Tried to call her today but our service wasn't working to get hold of her.  Hi, mom!!! We spent this morning ... Read more >

Chile Day 5 - Santiago

CHILE | Saturday, 10 May 2014 | Views [336]

Today we explored the capital  We hooked up with the other group from Simpson University, and had breakfast together at the church.  We heard the testimony from Jeff, who is one of the founders of Iberamerica ministries.  His parents were ... Read more >

Chile Day 4 - Vino y Cafe!

CHILE | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Views [492]

This morning we visited a winery called Concha y Toro.  A beautiful vineyard, just at the end of their harvest.  There is a part of the vineyard that they have specifically for tourists like us to come through and pick grapes off the vines.... Read more >

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Chile Day 3 - Las Tias

CHILE | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Views [549] | Comments [1]

Today we finished the flower bed.  It was wonderful to know we were making this once broken-down place into a beautiful site where a community can come together and fellowship.  At home, we take for granted how safe and relatively clean our ... Read more >

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Chile Day 2 - Mezcla!

CHILE | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Views [482]

Today's task was all about the mezcla y cemento!  My favorite.  ...no, but really.  I remeber being in the Dominican Republic and surprising all the machismo muchachos with my enthusiasm with mixing cement by hand, having no problem getting ... Read more >

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CHILE | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Views [451]

May 6, 2014  Day 1 – We probably went to bed around 1:30, and I work up at 7:15 this morning. We're 3 hours ahead of California. Our team went to El Faro this morning, a church/school building on which we are doing renovations. It is the ... Read more >

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Heading to Chile

CHILE | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Views [377]

Travel Day We've been traveling for the better part of about 15 hours now. We're in Panama City at the airport waiting for our flight to Santiago. I'm tired, but still so excited. This last flight was about 3 hours long, but it was a ghost flight, ... Read more >

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California for a while.

USA | Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | Views [446]

So that's it.  A tour of Kenya, the Mediterranean, and then of the USA, over about the course of two years, and now I am back and ready to be a grown up. Tour ended on Monday and I have thoroughly cleaned the remains of my property to get ready to ... Read more >

Last Round of P-Town

USA | Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | Views [463]

Beaverton, OR.  I'm really sucking keeping this up.  But here we are. Since my last entry we've been to Seattle again for a couple of days (where we actually came in via ferry--so cool!--and had a view of the Space Needle from our hotel ... Read more >

Via Home

USA | Saturday, 17 Apr 2010 | Views [428]

San Jose, CA.   I haven’t blogged in over a month now!   Suffice it to say the last month has consisted on much obsession over Scrabble, biking, and running.   Work has been slow, but we’ve had the awesome privilege of hanging ... Read more >

Seattle, but no McDreamy

USA | Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 | Views [438] | Comments [1]

I still haven't seen the Space Needle.  I don't feel like I'm really in Seattle yet. We are staying just outside of downtown.  Yesterday we headed to Pike's Place Market, which was so fun.  So many food smells and sights.  It reminded me of San Francisco.... Read more >

Scrabble Freak and Filipino Food

USA | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Views [1043]

Tacoma, WA. Last week was a beautiful week of mom's home-cooked food.  She was up visiting her mom, my grandma, in Pullman, WA.  She cooked up a storm for the family every day, and it was wonderful.  It threw off my calorie count for the week--in ... Read more >

Life on the Farm

USA | Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | Views [495] | Comments [1]

Pullman, WA. By beautiful happenstance, my mom is up in Washington visiting her mom.  It was her birthday, and on the heels of just losing my grandmother's brother-and-law, there was a bit of a family reunion. I met cousins I don't remember or never ... Read more >

Coffeeshop Hopping (I'm So Homeless)

USA | Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | Views [762] | Comments [1]

Portland, OR area. I do love hanging out at coffee shops that are not Starbucks.  I've been sitting here for three hours almost, behaving like the homeless nomad gypsy kid that I am.  Does someone have an answer as to the etiquette of ordering drinks ... Read more >

Anytime Fitness and Anytime Couches

USA | Saturday, 13 Feb 2010 | Views [629]

Meridian, ID. Incredible assets for being on the road are 24 hour gyms and an abundance of free places to stay. Last semester it was all about couch-surfing.  It was my personal and epic mission to travel the country on the couches (or floors, or extra ... Read more >

Mom and Pop's and Horrible Human Beings

USA | Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [482]

We got back to Meridian, ID on Tuesday.  We were in a little town called Burley for a show that morning, and afterward went to a mom and pop's cafe for (my favorite) breakfast.  It had been a fantastic day thus far.   However, we go to this cafe, sit ... Read more >

"I'm Going to Jackson"

USA | Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | Views [599] | Comments [1]

So maybe this isn't the Jackson John and June sang about, but it is a beautiful place to be.  On either side of me are mountains covered in the white stuff, piles of it all over the streets.  The sun is shining today, so it isn't as cold as I would think ... Read more >

Painted Mountains

USA | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [419]

Driving 5 hours from Meridian, ID to South Ogden, UT, we had the most amazing backdrop for our ride.  The sky was completely white and the snow-covered mountains just blended into the horizon.  It was beautiful.  And it continues to make me believe there ... Read more >

The World as Coffeehouse and Open Mic

USA | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [482]

Meridian, ID One of the joys of being on the road is visiting various restaurants and coffee houses.  My favorite places are restaurants that serve brunch, and coffee houses that have free internet.  And what's more rare, is for me to actually be ... Read more >

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