Im in Miami until Monday night by myself because ... Since I have to fly through here on the way home, why not?? I've taken myself out to dinner, enjoyed happy hour mojitos and live music, I'm going to walk myself to the beach and then out myself to bed for an early bedtime. While I wish BellaFella was here... I'm ok…
It’s different, that’s for sure! Going into 2nd tour isn’t bad since it’s assigned. #rd tour is where the fun begins with lobbying and bidding.... “fun”.
Thanks for thinking of me! My schedule (and energy level) is all over the place, so I just can’t post consistently. I also realized that my life is very.... doxxing. There is a lot I can’t write about because it’s fairly easy to track me down and even if I left out details, it’s make no sense. So I just post on…
That does play a large role! But the places that are easiest to take them don’t always give them the best life..... or the best life for us. So we just go with “not terrible to take my animals” as our guideline. Australia and a few island nations are basically out.
I’m in the Foreign Service (U.S. diplomatic corp) and ..... every move is the worst. Why, you ask?
I know what you mean! Our friends walk way more than us... but it was still a blast. Then you need vacation time afterward to recover!
A few days in Malta, a week in Southern Spain and a few days in Portugal! It was with good friends from a previous post, so it was good for the soul. My heart is happy and full,even if my legs are still exhausted! I have t taken a vacation since I got to post, so it was time for my R&r!
Oh no, you fell down the stairs? You definitely deserve and need rest!
We’re in the middle of a 4 day weekend in Argentina for Carnival and I really need this weekend. We haven’t done much of anything, but I’m honestly enjoying it. This past week was the first week that our full time housekeeper/keeper of the house started and I regret nothing. Her cooking skills seem to be good and it…
I would love to hear about a recipe for this mole! I miss Mexican restaurants in Argentina and I specifically want some mole enchiladas!
I promise moar pics. We’ve also been told we need to have an Antarctica happy hour at our place here in Buenos Aires to show all our pictures to friends. I just need like 1 million hours to go through them all!
I totally understand. Budgeting is extremely important and the only reason we were able to go is because we have stuck to setting aside money when we were living in a cheaper place. Hopefully, one day... he’ll get there.
Yes!! All of that! I think part od the reason it’s so hard to describe is because it’s nothing like most places,except maybe Alaska or Norway? How can something be so beautiful when it’s only shades of white, light blue, and gray. The landscapes you can see in one eyeful are magnitudes larger than most traditionally …
They key is layers! It’s actually not as cold as you’d think. It was around 32-34F every day we were there and we got information beforehand on how to dress. The weather is unpredictable and depends on the time of year but it's honestly not bad. I wore 2 thin layers and then my waterproof layer and I was good. Hat,…
It’s like the trifecta of Antarctica!
In blue ice, yes! I think the penguin photo may have been saturated just a little (because we didn’t actually know how to use our camera well), but those are very close to the real colors in person. It was absolutely gorgeous. And the water was completely clear!
We weren’t on one of those, unfortunately! But the scientists they have on board are awesome people! I hope more of our photos are good so I can share more when I have time.
You should get yourself into a travel stage ASAP! When we found out we were going to be posted in Argentina, BellaFella told me we should go to Antarctica and I was like .....uh ok. But I did it because I knew it would be something that I wouldn’t get the chance to do much. It was certainly cold, but since we were…
Had their bagels this morning, inspired by the above picture. It was a weird moment when I recognized the logo as ‘the only bagel place worth going to in BA’. They’re pretty good for not being in the US.
I know this may sound like an odd suggestion, but could you watch some episodes of My Cat From Hell? He seems to give good insight into thinking like a cat and seeing things the way they might..... I’ve also seen good suggestions on there on ways to change things, especially those that might be insecure or aggressive.