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Finding Dory…at the Aquarium of the Pacific

We took a mini trip to Long Beach to check out the Aquarium of the Pacific and we were not disappointed.  Lots to see even at toddler level, both my kids enjoyed touching the rays, seeing the tiniest sea horses and finding Dory in just about every exhibit. Really, rays are the best. But jellys… Continue reading Finding Dory…at the Aquarium of the Pacific

cartagena · colombia · expat life · South America · tourist · Travel

Volcan Totumo

Last weekend, we had the chance to take a dip in the Volcan Totumo.  It's a naturally occurring mud-filled volcano, which some locals say has mineral infused healing powers.  I'm not sure about that, but how could we turn down the opportunity for such an adventure? We rolled up, two gringo girls in a minivan,… Continue reading Volcan Totumo

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Growing Up Expat · South America

Growing up Expat – The Gains

I wrote about the sacrifices that we make here, but I really wanted to spend these last few weeks before we head home for summer talking about what we have gained. Being Happy with Less - I'm not trying to get philosophical just yet, I plain and simple mean we live with less amenities than were… Continue reading Growing up Expat – The Gains

Caribbean · cartagena · colombia · expat kids · expat life · Slowlife · South America · tourist · Travel

A Quick Weekend Getaway

We found ourselves in the islands again, this time for a quick family getaway.  Sometimes you need to spend all day in your swim suit searching for crabs, practicing your kayak skills, perfecting your underwater pose, digging for treasure in the white sand, all while sipping fruity drinks.  Yeah, so we did that.   And… Continue reading A Quick Weekend Getaway

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9 Anõs – My Secret to Staying Married.

We are celebrating 9 years today....like most things in life, sometimes it feels like decades more and other times I can remember the early details like they were yesterday.   There is not much else I can say except that I married a man so much better than myself.  He always says I'm sorry first… Continue reading 9 Anõs – My Secret to Staying Married.