Category Archives: Adventures

Drivin’ Ms Judy

white sands national monument

Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go. We’re sitting here, inside the Hyundai, Judy looks at me and says, “Let’s get on our way!” We’re leaving Central Texas, We should’ve rented the Lexus… OK, let’s hit the road! Could I be any more nerdy with that sad attempt at rewriting the lyrics to “I’m […]

Traveling through Thailand

I’m sitting here in our home in Texas, day dreaming about our totally tubular time traveling through Thailand last October! WOW! Six-word alliteration!! Can ya dig it?!? YEAH!.. Anyway, where was I? Ahh yes, traveling through Thailand… It was a hot and humid night on the 21st of October, when our plane touched down in Bangkok. Our cabbie weaved through […]

Two Weeks in New Zealand

Short side story: I began penning this tale about a month after returning home from NZ, however, I only made it about two paragraphs in before abandoning it for almost four months! I’m sorry!! I was busy with my little business!! You leave me alone!! Ha ha ha! Anyway… I tell ya, those Europeans, man… they just […]

Surviving a visit from your Mother and Mother-in-law

You’re in panic mode! You just found out that your Mother and Mother-in-law are visiting… at the same time!! What do you do?!? First off, stop hyper-ventilating, that’s only going to help you pass out. Next, follow my two easy steps on how to survive this situation or rather, how to avoid it in the […]

Public Nudity

I, like most American women (I think), am not exactly fond of getting buck naked in a changing room with other women and then proceeding to bathe with those same women in a shared bath. I’m not sure if growing up in the states is to blame for this, but I have a feeling if […]

Skiing in Hokkaido

Powder, crabs, ramen and beer. What do these things have in common? These are probably some of the best things about Hokkaido! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the geography on this side of the world (I was until I arrived here), Hokkaido is a pretty large island off of the northern coast […]

Per usual… {video}

… a lot has happened since my last blog entry, and here I thought I would post more frequently living in Japan and all. I guess not. Well, enough about my short-comings, let’s talk about all the fun I’ve been having, like my most recent adventure where I stripped down to my birthday suit and […]

D + Andy Do Japan {video}

Back in June, our friends Danielle and Andy jumped on a jet-plane to spend 10 days here in Japan! They traveled between Tokyo and Kyoto and seemed to enjoy their stay very much! Mike and I were happy to accompany them to Hakone (which is where most of these clips were shot) for a long weekend! […]

Hiking in January

While Mike’s been exploring Japan I’ve been enjoying my time in the northeast, which, of course, involves hiking! Since Mike’s been gone I’ve done three hikes in the New England area. First, JuJu, JoJo, D and I hiked Monadnock in New Hampshire. It was a beautiful day with blue-bird skies, perfect temps, icy terrain and […]

Yeah, it’s summer and I’m talkin’ about Christmas…

OK, so it’s pretty obvious how AWESOME I am at keeping my blog up-to-date, right? Yeah… Here it is, August 6th and I’m about to bring you back, waaaayyyy back (OK, maybe not that far back…) to Christmas break, 2010. It was the first time in my life that I ever had to travel to […]

Washington… the state, not DC… Geeezz!

Mike and I departed Boston Saturday (Sept 12) at 3:15pm and arrived in Seattle at 8:10pm. It was only about a 4 hour flight across the country (no head wind). We met up with Gina, Nate and Paresh for some yummy pizza and a couple of drinks. I spent Saturday night at Gina and Nate’s […]

Long time no see!

I think I might have forgotten that I had a blog for a little while here… My apologies. I believe a recap would be appropriate. Stay with me now, this might take a little bit… {deep breath} and here we go… June 20th, Meghan’s Bachelorette party, Boston MA. There were quite a few of us […]

Insane in the membrane, INSANE IN THE BRAIN!

WOW! That word pretty much sums up my weekend! What a way to end the winter climbing season! Mark, Mike and I began our hike up one of the gullies on Mt. Webster fairly early on Saturday morning. We had the most perfect weather you can imagine. We all actually got a little bit of […]

Ice Climbing ‘n’ Ridin’

OK… so I’m not awesome at keeping up-to-date with this blog stuff… Hmmm alright, let’s see… what’s happened since my last entry?… I typically can’t remember what I did yesterday so you’ll forgive me if I forget something. Here it goes… Sometime in January Gina, Danielle and I went snowboarding at Pat’s Peak. It was […]