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Back to Long Beach

Back to Long Beach

As this jet-lag is wearing off from my trip back home, I thought I’d update the blog with some adventures from the past three weeks. I traveled home for a wedding. One of my oldest and dearest friends, Kamille, was married on June 25. But the day before the...

Preparing for an American Holiday

Preparing for an American Holiday

I’ve always been obsessed with weddings. I’m a meticulous planner, and though my wedding isn’t on the immediate the horizon, I already have many ideas mapped out. When I was young, I started planning out ideas in my head along with one of my oldest and best friends,...

Exploring Portobello

Exploring Portobello

Hungry people are less fun to hang out with than not-hungry people. It’s funny how that works. It’s such a simple idea and yet it can have a dramatic affect on your happiness. I get grumpy when I’m hungry; Tra gets grumpy when he’s hungry. We still love each other,...

Throwback: Camping in Florence

Throwback: Camping in Florence

“Have you ever been in a kayak before?” “Oh, yeah. I’ve been in a couple before.” “So you’ll be fine?” “Yeah yeah, I’ll be fine.” As I stepped into the kayak it flipped over throwing me into the lake, fully clothed, seconds after reassuring Tra’s dad that I didn’t...

Exploring Dunedin (Part 3)

Exploring Dunedin (Part 3)

Tra loves feeding ducks. Actually he just loves hanging out with animals. One time, after cuddling with adorable kittens for hours he discovered he had a cat allergy. His nose was leaking snot and he scratched his eyes until they turned bloodshot red. You would think...

Exploring Dunedin (Part 2)

Exploring Dunedin (Part 2)

It’s impossible to escape conversations about Lord of the Rings when talking about New Zealand. Although the mention of the series can cause kiwi’s to roll their eyes, the movie franchise is by far the best look the vast majority of people have been given into the...