There is something raw and exciting about a graffiti covered derelict old skate park. Now let’s be clear, I don’t skate. I never have skated; but, I have many times thought that if only I had grown up in southern California (and were 10x cooler than I actually was) I would have skated. So I married a woman who is from southern California…and she does … Continue reading Skate Park Skopje
Once again, our family has packed up our suitcase and moved to a new country. It has been far too long since my husband has posted about our family travels. To quickly fill in the gaps, we sadly left Sweden to try to settle back in the USA. We wanted to put down roots and give M & K a childhood in the states. After … Continue reading Abroad again
During a celebratory dinner last night for the successful conclusion of a conference I was working on, it came up that I used to SCUBA dive. While I would prefer not to use the verb phrase “used to”, the last time I went SCUBA diving was when I visited Belize in 2003. It is really hard to say that I still dive when it has … Continue reading Love Vanquishes SCUBA
Spring Break found familynomadic packed back in the prius, this time with as much sand toys and snacks as they could fit. Destination…Skagen, Denmark. From the Oresund Bridge, across the Storebaelt Bridge, and finally across Den Ny Lillebaeltsbro, we managed to reach “mainland” Denmark and took rest in the town of Aarhus, which is the second largest city in Denmark. Seeing that I have two … Continue reading Denmark: Sun & Fun (not your typical pairing)
Back in February, Momma S and I packed the prius with as much winter clothing and snack food that would fit strapped the boys into their car seats, and hit the road heading north. Destination…the Arctic Circle. Day 1-2: A quick 6hr drive to Stockholm. Meet with a good friend, celebrate Momma S’s birthday, and take in a ferry ride to a toy museum. Day … Continue reading An Arctic Road Trip
Three kilometers outside of the rural village of Knislinge (20 minutes east of Hässleholm ) you find the old manor/art galleries of Wanås. The Wanås estate is dedicated to uniting the areas of art, nature, and history and proves to be a wonderful day excursion if you happen to find yourself in southern Sweden. With Spring in full bloom, now would be a wonderful time … Continue reading Art, Nature, History…Wanås!
It’s May 24th, the day before Mother’s Day in Sweden and here I sit in an airport lounge in Stockholm waiting to board a flight to Bangkok…and I am flying solo. I can’t say that the prospect of taking a 16-hour flight by myself does not appeal; in fact it feels like a well needed vacation from life. On one side of the flight, I … Continue reading Burma Bound