My wife said I should blog again. She’s probably right. Actually, she’s always right. At least that’s what I tell her to keep her off my back. Remember the pears? Anyway, here we go. I thought about blogging about being a PhD student but quickly realized that was too boring. In fact, yawn, I can barely stay awake for it myself. Then I thought I … Continue reading 2,200 miles. 6 states. 1 cat and a grabber.
I’ll be the first to admit it. I like crazy ideas. It goes against being a mom (although being a mom is a crazy idea, now that I’ve come to think about it). But here goes. I’m considering packing my kids in our car and driving 12 hours over the course of two days. Then taking about 39 hours off of driving. And then turning around … Continue reading Am I crazy? You decide
Here are the vital statistics on my recent trip. The adventure has begun. 0 how many toys my kids have to play with at the moment because they are all packed in the car (sorry, guys!) 1 very full car 3 huge thunderstorms (and resulting traffic) 4 sermons listened to 5 major cities (six if you count Chattanooga, TN) 6 interstates 15 hours in … Continue reading Atlanta to Chicago by the numbers
I had some odd and interesting moments my last two days in Dubai. 1. First, just as an update to a previous post, I found a better beach (see video below). Apparently the beach I ended up at before is nicknamed “Russian Beach” because it used to be popular with Europeans and Russians, in particular. In any case, I went to Jumeirah Beach which is next … Continue reading Dubai: last experiences
I have to say it’s good to be home. We had the summer of a lifetime. Here’s a roundup: Flew into Atlanta. Six days to get over jet lag. Four hour drive to Asheville. Three days to see family and friends. Two hour drive to Charlotte. Meeting at night, and a day to hang out with my brother. Fly to Boston. Four days to rest (because … Continue reading It’s good to be back
Two toddlers + One balloon + Sleep deprivation = Mess. Two days ago we rode the Kiev metro home without incident. So we thought, “This isn’t so bad. Second day in Kiev and we’ve already mastered the metro.” So we got a bit braver. We made big plans the following day to travel here and there via the metro. It started out fine. We made … Continue reading The shot heard round the metro.
It’s official. We’re in Kiev. We had to leave Kazakhstan for a few days to get visas for another year, and I have to admit I was really looking forward to a change of pace and scenery. Traveling here was amazingly easy. Time difference? 3 hours. Flight time? 5 hours. Cake, I tell you, cake. At least compared with what it takes to get … Continue reading Getting a kick out of Kiev, er, Kyiv