2016 South America Trip – Rio de Janeiro

To be honest, I was never that really interested in going to Rio or anywhere in Brazil. Sure, Angela and I had taken a few years of Portuguese classes, but that was because our boss was afraid the Portuguese teacher would leave, so he made all of us English teachers learn the basics of the language in case she left. But I'd already been to a Portuguese speaking country (Portugal), as well as other South American countries whose cultural interests I thought were more in line with my own. I Read more [...]

2016 South America Trip – Argentina

Here are a few more pictures and anecdotes from the Argentina leg of our recent trip to South America. If you're looking for good pictures, though, then you should check out Paul's pictures from the trip. He also went to many more places than we did, and he is a much better photographer. So check out his Flickr albums here. Then when you're done, you can come back to see my Argentina pictures. Although I should really say the "Buenos Aires" leg of that trip, since that's the only part of Argentina Read more [...]

2016 South America Trip – Uruguay

Last month we took a two-week trip to South America. When taking a trip like this back in the day, I'd usually write up some kind of short stories or at least upload some cool pictures, but the truth is I'm a bit rusty with this whole blogging thing. I've been writing quite a few posts for FluentU, but that's a whole different thing, and I've definitely gotten out of the habit of blogging as it relates to my personal life and traveling. In any case, we've barely traveled in the nearly two years Read more [...]

Flying And Traveling With A Baby

As you may have figured out if you checked the September Pictures of the Day in the last post, we went to Colorado at the beginning of last month. It was the first time that our baby had been out of the country...well, not counting the countries he visited while in the womb (which would be five, which is a pretty good showing for a fetus). As such, we weren't sure how things would go, but we were pleasantly surprised. A few people asked questions about the logistics before, during, and after Read more [...]

Mississippi River Pictures

Back in January we went on a riverboat trip from Memphis to New Orleans. I'd been meaning to upload some pictures from that great trip, but I'd been pretty busy up until now. Here are some of my favorite pictures from that trip, but you can see more (MANY more) here in this set on my flickr page. These pictures are out of order, but you get the idea. Well, that's it for now. Like I said, there are a lot more pictures at that flickr Read more [...]

Pictures From Colorado Trip

As you may know, I took a trip to Colorado at the beginning of July. I also took 8 students, a wife, and a niece, so it took a lot of planning and organization (which is my lame attempt at excusing myself for not writing much in the past few months). In any case, I was taking pictures there, of course, so I thought I'd share some here. There are also 10 of my favorites in this post on Sitzman ABC. Below is a slideshow of the highlights, but you can also see more pictures in this set on flickr. Read more [...]