Manila, Philippines

I haven’t really been able to formulate full and complete thoughts about what I’ve experienced in the last 24 hours. The poverty and living conditions in Manila make my worst depiction of poverty experiences in China look like a vacation at the Ritz. I have been left all evening sitting here wondering if this is why the people of China support the People’s Republic of … Continue reading Manila, Philippines

Final Blog Attempt in China. 

I’ve now tried twice today spending nearly 2 hours to give a China update. Both times after a lengthy update Blog, the post has just disappeared 😩with everything vanished and nowhere to be found. Kinda over the whole internet in China situation.  Would love to share pictures and stories but not going to spend another hour to possibly/probably have it also just vanish into the … Continue reading Final Blog Attempt in China. 

Xi’an and This Fried Banana I ate 

Ni Hao! Internet has been less than ideal, but I’m alive and thriving and only slightly less weight, thanks to an endless supply of carbs in my diet! I will keep this short and sweet because I’m having to type on my phone and I don’t love how the last post turned out! Apparently my OCD for symmetry and formatting hasn’t been affected by China … Continue reading Xi’an and This Fried Banana I ate 

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Everyone has been talking about the “Super Bloom” going on in the desert right now with the rains California got this winter and fall, and so naturally… I had to go check it out 🙂 The crowds were absolutely insane, my photos were a bit hazy, but with a little imagination, I was able to imagine being Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz lying among … Continue reading Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Natural Arches Trail- Valley of Fire Day 2

“It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. ” – Amelia Barr (February 2017) There was absolutely nothing that was going to get in our way of having an amazing weekend in Vegas, although believe me when I say that Mother Nature did her very best to test my definition of “fun”. From car camping  to … Continue reading Natural Arches Trail- Valley of Fire Day 2