Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

So out here in glorious Colorado we’re back in the swing of classes after a terrific weekend.  Last Friday the language-acquisition portion of my five weeks here wrapped up, and on Monday we began the cultural adaptation part (a.k.a. the gut-spilling part).  There were only 14 of us here over the weekend, and we got […]


So on Monday I arrived in Colorado for five weeks of pre-field training.  I’ve decided I love it here. :-) Here’s the view out my window yesterday morning: The rock is called Elephant Rock, but unfortunately it’s on private property so I can’t go climb it.  However, what you can’t see in the picture (besides […]


Life (For Real)

30Sep11

It’s been a busy month.  Not that any month is ever NOT busy, but September seems to have been more full than usual.  It all began very normally – work, Labor Day, church, family – all the ordinary stuff. But then September 8 was my last day of work.  Weird.  I mean, weird beyond not […]


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain Pics from the seaside cliff walk/hike and mansion touring […]


I LOVE the beach.  And I’m really loving my camera…  We’re on vacation this week – probably the last family vacation before I head overseas.  It’s bittersweet, but we’re enjoying the fabulous weather at the shore. We’ve been having interesting dinner-table conversations.  Last night each of us had to give an oral book report on […]