“Building your character” was my parents catch-all phrase for everything. Growing up, I hated practicing the piano, sharing a room, fixing fence, and picking ditches at our farm. This list could go on and on (I know, my life was so hard).
We are oceans away from anything familiar, roaming the world, yet still feel a sense of obligation to do or see certain things.
I am not sure if we view doing this thing as a rite of passage, or not doing it as a potential future regret. Either way, there is so much hype wrapped up in specific world-renowned places and a substantial amount of undefined pressure to visit.
My generic Target brand, broad spectrum, sport performance, FDA-approved, SPF 30, UVA/UVB protectant, sweat and water resistant, $7.99 USD partially full sunscreen bottle, that we squeezed into two 100ml bottles (for our carry-on limits) is now gone.
On a map, this appears to be a relatively short jaunt, partially by sea and partially by land.
Through a friend we were told of an epic journey called Tao Philippines. The Tao expedition is an adventure through the Palawan islands of the Philippines on a banka boat. It is not a typical all-inclusive beach vacation, a wait-on-you-hand-and-foot resort, or a massive overcrowded cruise ship.
Back in our Denver apartment, we had at least four clocks hanging on our walls. We had two alarm clocks and two smart phones to wake us up, time displayed on the dashboards of our cars, phones in our pockets, and roadside clocks on signs nearly everywhere we went.
Family time is always an interesting time. The bigger the group, the more interesting. Little ones certainly add a level of craziness as well. With 15 in all, we definitely experienced our share of craziness on this trip, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t change a thing. Continue reading family time in hawaii
Not that Colorado is all that cold in general (coming from a North Dakotan), but the winters do still get cold. So, getting off the plane in Kona, Hawaii and feeling that glorious island air did something warming to my soul (and my body). Continue reading warm island breeze