I have felt more grounded and focused than I have in a long time. And hence, the launching of this blog. The start of a new venture combining my love of writing, traveling, and photography.
April 2-5, 2021 Our inaugural trip happened two year ago almost to the day, when we headed to the Stanislaus National Forest and then Yosemite, to “try out” our new rig. At that point, it was the Fleet shell with Buddy heater and none of the amenities we have since added (check out the video… Continue reading Celebrating 2 years of overlanding in our FWC!
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France Trip - Day 6 September 13, 2019 We left Paris a bit later than we wanted. There was an announced strike on various metro lines which made it a mess for Parisians and tourists to get around. Luckily we were heading out of town but it meant that my dad and Chris had to… Continue reading Le Mans and Montchenain
France Trip - Day 5 September 12, 2019 A bit groggy from the late night before, we were out the door at 8am for our croissant baking class in the Saint-Germaine neighborhood! This was one of my favorite things so far on this trip; it was a lot of fun, especially seeing my brother, dad,… Continue reading Paris – Croissant Baking Class, Galeries Lafayette, and Musée d’Orsay
France Trip - Day 8 September 15, 2019 We finally went to bed last night at a reasonable hour where I could wake up in time for a sunrise jog. This is one of my favorite things when I can manage it, getting a run in as a way to explore a new place. The… Continue reading Val de Loire – Montresor and Montrichard
France Trip - Day 7 September 14, 2019 Our first morning waking up in the Val de Loire. It's a nice contrast to the busy Parisian city to wake up to birds chirping, critters scurrying about leaves crunching as they go, and the occasional dog bark. Our host had recommended us to check out the… Continue reading Val de Loire – Loches and Château de Chenonceau
France Trip - Day 4 September 11, 2019 It was a sleep in kind of day after the late night yesterday. The plan for the morning was to picnic at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, as we had read that it offered great views of Paris and it was the 'central park' of Paris (not sure what… Continue reading Paris – Parks, Picnics, and Breweries
France Trip - Day 3 September 10, 2019 One of my absolute favorite things about waking up in Paris is getting to walk, half asleep, to buy a still warm from the oven baguette from the neighborhood Boulangerie (bakery). There is nothing quite as delightful as coffee and a toasted baguette with beurre salé (salted… Continue reading Paris – Pere Lachaise and Eiffel Tower
France Trip - Day 2 September 9, 2019 After 10 hours of much needed sleep, we awoke for our first morning in Paris. We had a light breakfast and then headed out to enjoy more of the city. My brother and Christina decided to do their own thing, and since the rest of us have… Continue reading Paris – Le Viaduc des Arts and Sainte-Chapelle Concert