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The Logos Hope in Port

It's no secret, I miss a good book-store.  Maybe it's the Portlander in me, but browsing all the latest books, sipping coffee and the quiet murmur of people is one of my top 5 favorite things.   Haven't been able to find that here in a real consistent way.  Especially books in English.   Until… Continue reading The Logos Hope in Port

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In the Spirit of Trying…

Good news.  We found a barn, with horses, and a riding school and I couldn't be happier.   As I sat on the outside of the arena, watching my kids take their first lesson, I thought about how many hours my own parents had logged watching me.   I don't know if my children will… Continue reading In the Spirit of Trying…

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Today, I found my groove.

Today was the first day since arriving back in Cartagena that I felt in sync with everything going on around me.  I feel like I hibernated a bit after we came home, trying to process the transition back. When people ask me about living in Colombia, I often talk about the quality of life you… Continue reading Today, I found my groove.

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Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

Last leg of our trip and we took a quick flight into Portland.  Home. We celebrated second Christmas and spent some quality family time that was long overdue. So good to relax by the fire, and let the cousins make up for lost time.  New Years Eve was spent with these cuties, teaching them about… Continue reading Nomads Christmas: Part 3 – Oregon

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Nomad Christmas: Part 2 – Santa Cruz, CA

Our road trip north was a trial run for an epic national parks road trip I hope to have sometime soon.   Leaving from Malibu, we made our way towards Santa Cruz.   I put together a travel guide for both my kids for our road trip.  I included a kid-friendly map, some pictures all… Continue reading Nomad Christmas: Part 2 – Santa Cruz, CA

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The Caribbean Christmas Spirit

There is no shortage of holiday spirit in Cartagena.  They are getting ready for Christmas long before Halloween and it only ramps us the closer you get.   Lights, trees, so many decorations, it's really a festive place to be.  We watched the parade and lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Bay of Bocagrande… Continue reading The Caribbean Christmas Spirit

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Playing the Tourist

With family visiting, we got the change to revisit some of our favorite places in Cartagena.  The list is getting longer and it's so fun to show off some of the special places we love.....  Here is a photo recap of our past week in no particular order:   From Thanksgiving to lazy island beach… Continue reading Playing the Tourist