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

Trip: USA Tour

There are [40] stories from my trip: USA Tour


California for a while.

USA | Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | Views [346]

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 [365]

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 [328]

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 [335] | 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 [912]

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 [399] | 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 [658] | 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 [533]

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 [389]

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 [483] | 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 [322]

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 [384]

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 >


Scary Mountain

USA | Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | Views [301]

I drove through my scariest drive ever.  Well, actually, it's probably a toss-up with the time I drove over HWY 17 from San Jose to Santa Cruz during lots and lost of rain, in the dark.   We drove from Portland, OR to get to Meridian, ID on I-84.  ... Read more >


Sore sore and sore

USA | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Views [336]

So this semester is decidedly different than fall semester.  For one, we so far have had such a lax schedule--only a school or two a week, as oppose to two a day.  For two, I decided I needed to work out this semester. We joined Anytime Fitness.  It ... Read more >


Back in the Game

USA | Monday, 18 Jan 2010 | Views [547] | Comments [1]

Even though we've had work in the last two weeks, I didn't feel officially on the road yet because I was based at home.  It was nice that we got to be in my parent's house, and that I got to show my co-worker San Francisco and Santa Cruz, and introduce ... Read more >


I'll Be Home for Christmas...

USA | Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | Views [314]

It's Christmas Eve.  I'm sitting in Logan Airport in Boston.  We drove from Royersford, PA last night, and what should have only been a 5 1/2 hour drive ended up being an 8 hour drive with holiday traffic.  But praise God! my flight seems to be on-time.... Read more >


People to See, Places to Be

USA | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [607]

We are now in Charlotte, NC.  One of our co-workers got us to stay in a town house on our own to 'house-sit' it.  It's a beautiful place, and I could tell that the woman who lives here and I would get along just beautifully.  Her taste in music and ... Read more >


The Furniture Capital of the World

USA | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Views [572]

Contrary to popular belief, IKEA is not the largest producer of furniture.  High Point, NC is.  And what is High Point?  Well, it's about an hour Northeast of Charlotte.  Apparently some Quakers also migrated down here from Pennsylvania for the better ... Read more >


Beau Fleuve

USA | Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | Views [651]

Of all the theories of how Buffalo got it's name, I like the one about Buffalo being a distorted French phrase meaning 'Beautiful River.' We've been in Buffalo for six days now.  Every morning I wake up and the sky outside looks white and dreary.... Read more >


Away for Thanksgiving...Again

USA | Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [513] | Comments [1]

I have to stop doing that.  Leaving home during important holidays.  Well, at least this year I had a turkey, as opposed to NOT having a turkey in Turkey on Turkey Day last year. I dropped my co-worker off at the Pittsburgh Int'l Airport on Wednesday ... Read more >


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