Travel: Adirondacks (+ Mini Life Update)

A couple of weeks ago, my parents and I took a very short trip up into the Adirondack Mountains (which is just a 4-hour drive from where we live). I'll get to that trip in a minute, but when I logged onto my blog this morning, I also realized it has been over a year … Continue reading Travel: Adirondacks (+ Mini Life Update)

Christmas in Scotland

Last fall, I spent about 10 days in Scotland on my first solo trip overseas. I thoroughly enjoyed that trip (you can read all about it here), so I was thrilled when my sister suggested that our family spend Christmas there this year. We emphatically said, "yes!". This trip was different from my first in … Continue reading Christmas in Scotland

Exploring Chattanooga, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, my family traveled to Tennessee to celebrate my cousin's marriage. It was a beautiful wedding and so much fun to be together with extended family that, despite our best efforts, we see far too little of. It was a quick trip- just 3 1/2 days- but we had a free day … Continue reading Exploring Chattanooga, Tennessee

Going Home (to Moldova)

I recently returned from a fairly short trip back to Moldova to visit my host family. I spent about a week in my village. I arrived just over a year after I left Moldova at the end of my 2-year Peace Corps service there. I was blessed with cooler-than-normal summer temperatures (so thankful! a few … Continue reading Going Home (to Moldova)