Category: Travel Tales

Study Abroad: Ponte Vecchio

Probably one of the more well known landmarks of Florence, Italy is the Ponte Vecchio that spans the river Arno. It is the oldest bridge in Florence although it was rebuilt in 1345 and has withstood many events from wars to floods. No days the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewelers shops – over priced

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Study Abroad: Cinque Terre: Swimming in the Mediterranean

One of the things that I remember most about visiting Cinque Terre was swimming in the Mediterranean. It was after lunch and the day was so hot. The water was an translucent blue with hints of gray and it was cold, so cold. I’m not sure if it was so cold because the day was

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Study Abroad: Cinque Terre: Summer 2012

My apologies for the hiatus on flashback Italy posts but things have been busy. While on my study abroad trip on of the day trips that we went on was to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is actually five cities by the sea. We only made it to two of them but it was worth it

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Easter at the Ranch

This year we got to spend Easter weekend at my parents property. With all the rain this spring the place was covered in flowers. My sisters enjoyed a nice horseback ride that actually ended with them swimming the horses The dogs all had a wonderful time to and just ran and played for nearly two

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Meridian State Park: Gear Review

After our first tent camping trip, you can read about it here, I thought it might be fun to review the new gear we purchased and somethings we had that made the trip easier. First all of these opinions are my own, nothing is sponsored. Some of the gear we used was older stuff that

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Meridian State Park: Visitors Guide

Keltin and I have wanted to go camping for a while now. Both of us grew up camping but haven’t really since high school. With spring in the air (and a chance of rain) we finally got to go camping. We left making our reservations at a camp ground until much later than we should

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Study Abroad: Piazzale Michelangelo: Summer 2012

Piazzale Michelangelo was probably one of my favorite places in Florence. There is something magical about seeing all of Florence laid out before you. With the tops of various cathedrals popping up over the city like old guards standing resolute in their watch. The Piazzale is a decent walk up and I was actually there

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Weeked Wanderings: A Slow Drive Home

Sunset

This trip we didn’t drive from Dallas to Kansas. We actually flew to Amarillo before driving to Johnson. Typically it is a three hour drive between the two but not on the drive back to Amarillo. When we left Johnson it was 3℉ and there were three inches of snow on the ground. Despite the

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