Great American Western Road Trip: Summer 2018

4 weeks, 3 kids, 1 van, 16 different lodgings, 5400+ miles, 12+ National or State Parks and Monuments adds up to 1 Epic Adventure.

American Southwest Family Vacation 2017

We followed historic Route 66 on our way to see the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, plus much more in New Mexico and Arizona.

End of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Here are our stories from two and a half years of living in Saudi Arabia while exploring the region.

Excursions to Oman

On two different trips, we strolled Muscat, hiked Wadi Shab, and sailed a dhow through the fjords of Musandam.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Every so often, I check to the viewing stats for this blog. I get the biggest spikes when the Foreign Service Oral Assessments are announced as well as when invitations to the FSS orientation classes start going out. But after that, I have to say that having the next largest followings in Russia and China is a bit, um, disconcerting?

But to be fair, I suppose I should at least acknowledge the intelligence officers and/or hackers who are probably disappointed after stumbling on this site looking for something interesting. So:  

Вот, возьмите! Добро пожаловать! Что нового?  Извините, У меня плохо с русским. Пожалуйста, не повредить моем сайте. Я не возиться с вашим материалом, пожалуйста, не связывайтесь с моим. Договорились?



That said, I've been to both countries and really enjoyed them. I've studied a little of each language, and can just barely remember the polite phrases to use with all the Chinese tourists and Russian seasonal workers that I seem to be running into on a more frequent basis. Or are you guys following me?

Thursday, July 04, 2013

An Outer Banks 4th of July

Our family spent the Fourth of July week in the Outer Banks with the extended family of my wife's brother's in-laws.
Happy 4th of July!

The boardwalk over the dunes to the beach

Because every little girl should see wild horses on the beach

Up close with the wild horses (but still in our vehicle, per the law)

Safety first: homemade sparkler shield

The calm before the...

...waves! Run away!

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