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Mi Vida Loca Photo Series, 3

Life has a way of catching up with you sometimes, and getting crazy busy and a bit overwhelming. So while I devote some attention to it over the next few weeks, I am going to share a few photos of the adventures over the last several months that I haven’t had a chance to post about.

In no particular order…

Snowshoeing, Longmire Cabin, Girl’s Weekend, Mount Rainier, February 2018

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Mi Vida Loca Photo Series, 2

Life has a way of catching up with you sometimes, and getting crazy busy and a bit overwhelming. So while I devote some attention to it over the next few weeks, I am going to share a few photos of the adventures over the last several months that I haven’t had a chance to post about.

Me with the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, March 2018

Mi Vida Loca Photo Series, 1

Life has a way of catching up with you sometimes, and getting crazy busy and a bit overwhelming.  So while I devote some attention to it over the next few weeks, I am going to share a few photos of the adventures over the last several months that I haven’t had a chance to post about.

In no particular order…

Hot Chocolate (with secret liquor), Girl’s Weekend, Mount Rainier, February 2018

Atlanta 2018: Planning

What does any traveler love?  Trips booked with rewards points!  Last fall, I was poking around and discovered that I had more than enough Delta miles to book a trip to Atlanta with miles – fees would make the round trip ticket a mere $11.  Of course I would book it!

I have been wanting to swim with Whale Sharks for a while – I saw another blogger’s post on it several years ago, and was instantly intrigued.  The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, by the volume of the main tank, and is the home to four whale sharks.  There they do a program where people can swim, or if you are dive certified you can scuba dive, with Whale Sharks.

So, I booked a trip and decided I was going to swim with the Whale Sharks as a late Christmas present for myself!  I booked my trip for late January 2018.

To manage costs, because hotels in downtown Atlanta are expensive, I wasn’t going to rent a car, and instead decided to make my way around walking and on the subway.  I built on the Whale Shark experience, finding lots of other fun things to do within walking or subway distance of where I was staying, since I like to stay busy when I travel!  I was spending 6 days total, and I was so excited!

Georgia Aquarium Jellyfish

Under the Weather…

I got home after being out of town for three days at a work meeting.  Unfortunately, I am not feeling well…  So, please enjoy this simple photo of jellyfish from the Georgia Aquarium until I’m feeling on the mend.

At least it’s the weekend; because I might be in bed for a while…

Atlanta Aquarium Jellyfish

Getting Back Into the Swing…

Saturday night late, I arrived home from my cross country flight from Atlanta.  I kicked off my 2018 travels by spending a week there and had a wonderful time. The flight home was good; I watched three movies (hey, that’s a long flight!) and got up at least a half a dozen times to let my row mates out to go to the bathroom, over and over and over…  Note to travelers: if other people are already getting up, go to the bathroom.  Just go.  Don’t wait until 30 minutes later!

My favorite moment was after we landed, when Ms. Window Seat informed Mr. Middle Seat that we had a smooth non-turbulent flight because the captain diverted us south to avoid the Rockies…  I laughed out loud!  But I held my tongue and refrained from pointing out that there was not a cost effective flight path from Atlanta to the Pacific Northwest that could go far enough south to avoid the Rockies…  Me thinks that Ms. Window Seat failed Geography…

Of course, with the time change, I was awake at 6:45 Sunday after not going to bed until close to 1 am Saturday night.  Can I go back to sleep or take a nap though?  NO!  I am the world’s worst sleeper…  Until my body decides I have had enough and then I can sleep through a 777 taking off, a home invasion of the house next door (with shots fired and police searching my yard with dogs and floodlights), or The Ramones in an outdoor amphitheater concert (all true stories by the way…)

So instead of napping, I went for a 5 mile walk with a girlfriend, walked to the grocery store for some basics (read: wine – and totally other stuff too!) and did enough yard work to get me 20,000 steps for the day, along with a complete and utter exhaustion…

I need to get my next vacation planned!