Category: Travel Tales

Study Abroad: Monteriggioni: Summer 2012

I realize that it has been a while since I’ve posted about my study abroad trip but I felt that it was more important to post the most recent adventures first. To take you back I visited Italy during the summer of 2012. The class was in Florence but we started in Rome and took

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Italy: My Travel Moments

In the spirit of my travel moments contest going on this month and in the spirit of getting back into exploring my Italy study abroad trip stories again after a very long hiatus I thought that I would share a couple moments of mine from that trip. The first awe inspiring moment was actually on

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New Mexico: Santa Fe Brewing Company

I realized as I was writing my 2018 year in review post that I had not written about the Santa Fe Brewing Company. For this oversight I’m blaming my busy holiday schedule. After the mass ascension at the balloon fiesta Keltin and I and our friends headed to Santa Fe. I love the square in

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2018 in Review

2018 has been a good year and it has been my first full year of blogging! I hope that you all enjoyed reading my work because I enjoyed writing the posts. Here are some big things that happened this year. We visited the beach a bit and got to visit Galveston Island State Park and

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New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension

Hot Air Balloon

In total I went to three sessions of the International Ballon Fiesta: one where I rode in a balloon, an attempted night glow, and a morning mass ascension. If you want to read about my hot air balloon flight you can see it here. I didn’t do a separate post about the night glow because

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New Mexico: Sandia Crest

One of the neat things to do in Albuquerque is to take the tram up to Sandia Crest. Since we were in Albuquerque during the balloon fiesta the traffic at the tram was worse than usual. We got to the gate at 10am and were told that the wait time for the tram was an

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New Mexico: Petroglyph National Monument

After our Hot Air Balloon ride Keltin and I knew that if we went back to where we were staying to take a nap that we would not do anything else that day. Despite weariness we had lunch and then headed to see the petroglyphs. This National Monument is interesting because you go to the

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Balloon Flight

During October the International Balloon Fiesta took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you ever get the chance go. There were 550 registered balloon pilots. Our first morning at the fiesta was the morning that we were scheduled to go up in a balloon. I’d had this planned for months, done and paid for the

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Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Finally catching up a bit after having been on vacation. We spent a couple days in Canyon, Texas before heading to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. One of the things I was really looking forward to doing was hiking the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park because despite having gone to college near

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