Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Napa Smart


Lindsey and I took a trip up to Napa this past weekend before my internship started on Monday. We rented a car to tour the vineyards and were a little surprised by what we ended up getting from Hertz…..

Italy Photos


Lindsey and I are back from Italy and getting ready for the move to Boston. Photos are posted in the SmugMug gallery here.

Bullet Points


I was doing a pretty good job of keeping a journal up until classes started… and then not so much. My effort kind of died, like this guy here. I have however been keeping a bulleted list of the highlights from each day so I’ll hopefully be able to go back one day and fill […]



Homework tonight was to talk to Ignacio about llorona and the Virgen de Guadalupe. Ignacio didn’t know the words to llorona, so we looked them up on the internet and he rapped them. Today was also Cory’s birthday so we went out for dinner. We ended up walking to an Italian restaurant in Condessa. The […]

Bazaar Sabado


Woke up around 8 and Ignacio and I had fresh fruit for breakfast. Afterwards I met up with most of the other students and we went to the Bazaar Sabado. There were lots of paintings and other artsy-type things in the market. Then we visited the houses of Frieda and Trotsky. We did a good […]

Fuimos al Zocolo y el Templo Mayor. The Mexica were an incredible people, creating a city in the middle of a lake and using a system of chinampas for agricultural. They were also very violent and believed heavily in human sacrifice. We also visited the cathedral and had lunch on top of a building overlooking […]

We’re here!


We’re here!! I finished packing last night around 12:30 and then had a good bit of homework I needed to get done before we left. I finally got to bed around 2:30, but had to get up at 4:30 to leave for the airport. Dad’s flight left at 7:30, so we got there at 6:15 […]



I haven’t really used this much, but hopefully that will change as I get ready to go to Mexico and Spain. I’ve been to two prep meetings for OIE, two for Spain, and one for Mexico. My last prep meeting (Mexico) is tomorrow afternoon. So far, I haven’t done much planning other than attend the […]

Returning Home


The first day back isn’t that bad. It gives you time to relax and get back to normal, but the second day back sucks. I really don’t want to go back to school and I certainly don’t want to go back to work for the rest of the semester. This spring break has been one […]

Wake up call was 6:30 and we had to meet in the Paris lounge at 7:30. Stood in line for a long time, walked straight through customs, loaded the cars, and headed home (9:45).