Travel Tales, Italy

Study Abroad: Florence: Day 1: Summer 2012

Last week I didn’t give my first real impression of Florence. I honestly think I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. The city is beautiful and old. The walls and buildings hold memories of times  much older than America. The streets are mostly narrow and all are cobbled. My first full day in the city… Continue reading Study Abroad: Florence: Day 1: Summer 2012

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Italy, Travel Tales

Study Abroad: Rome: Day 1: Summer 2012

The first full day we were in Italy was a whirlwind. We were going all day. Honestly I feel like I didn’t stop moving from the first morning to the last day and as you read this you will see why. In Rome we were tourists. And the first stop on our first morning was… Continue reading Study Abroad: Rome: Day 1: Summer 2012

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Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

When I originally started this blog it was to tell the stories of my past travels and share new adventures as they happen. I’ve been going backwards in time with my posts: Colorado, Alaska, China. This series is going to go back even farther. In college I took a summer study abroad class. I was… Continue reading Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

China, Travel Tales

China: Final Thoughts

I should have done this after the last of my Alaska posts but didn’t think about it at the time. I’ll probably go back and recap that trip too. China was amazing. Yes there are major difference in culture and language but I didn’t go there to see what I was accustomed to at home.… Continue reading China: Final Thoughts

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China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

The last day of our China trip dawned. We had been in the country for 13 days. I wasn’t ready to leave, I don’t think anyone was. With that we decided to make the use of the few hours before our bus to the airport. I don’t remember who suggested the Jing’An Temple but my… Continue reading China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

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China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

Hey all hope that your week is going well and that you enjoyed Monday’s book review. Back to Shanghai today. After lunch and the embroidery shop we headed to the Shanghai Museum.  When the bus pulled up there was this little old lady sitting on the concrete edge of a raised bed. You could tell… Continue reading China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

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China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

Hey all, I hope you are having a good week so far. I hope you are ready to explore more of China. From the Yuyuan Gardens and the silk shop we headed over to see a fantastic view of the Shanghai skyline. I know the local tour guide was giving us all shorts of interesting… Continue reading China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

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China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope you are having a great week. Last week I deviated from China a bit but we are going back today. From Wuhan we flew to Shanghai, our last city before departure back home. I’m from Dallas and no stranger to skyscrapers but China has Dallas beat by miles and miles.… Continue reading China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

State and National Parks, Texas, Travel Tales

Galveston Island State Park: Visitors Guide: May 2018

I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. To all who served, that you for your service and sacrifice. It is Wednesday and you are probably expecting a China story, never fear, they will be back next week. Over the long weekend Keltin and I visited Galveston Island State Park. Hopefully this will… Continue reading Galveston Island State Park: Visitors Guide: May 2018

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China: Jingzhou: School Visit: March 2016

Happy Wednesday readers, hope that your week is going well. In last week’s post we visited the Three Gorges Dam. This week we are leaving is behind behind the dam and making our way down the Yangtze River. Our second to last port in China was the city of Jingzhou. This city was visit was… Continue reading China: Jingzhou: School Visit: March 2016