My job takes me to Atlanta, Georgia, fairly regularly, which usually means I'm tucked away in some chilly, air-conditioned hotel conference center in the middle of cement and shopping malls. When I'm especially lucky, however, I am in meetings at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and staying on Emory University campus at their hotel.… Continue reading Hahn Woods & Lullwater Preserve – my bit of nature in Atlanta
"Do I really need my job, and do we really need to go home?" That was the theme of my morning as I struggled to wake up on the final morning of our Bighorn Mountains adventure. Y'all, I really struggled with getting up on this morning! Kubo jumped up, started preparing some coffee and sandwiches… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere
Nothing like fresh mountain air to lure one out of bed on a Saturday morning in the Bighorns! Kubo and I cooked up some breakfast and coffee, and prepared for the day's adventures. The previous night we watched headlights switchbacking up the mountain by our campsite, so we figured we needed to check out the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 3: Porcupine Falls and Bighorn Medicine Wheel
It rained a lot during the night, but there was a bit of sunshine when we woke up in the morning. But Kubo and I both had the feeling it wouldn't last, so part way through preparing breakfast we decided to take a break and tear down the tent while it wasn't totally wet. As… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 2: Shell Falls and Paradise Falls
A four day weekend that included me taking a rare single day off of work can only mean one thing... adventure time!! I didn't want to stick around home while using a precious PTO day, so Kubo and I packed up Fozzy (my beloved Subaru Forester) and hit the road to northern Wyoming and the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 1: Crazy Woman Canyon and West Tensleep Falls
The morning of our sixth day came with a bit of sadness as we bid farewell to Mika and his family, and set out for Helsinki via the bus from Kotka. I wrote a standalone post about our day in Helsinki HERE: A Spring Day in Helsinki Staying at the Hilton at the Helsinki airport… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 6 & 7 – Taste of Helsinki and a dash of Brighton!
Our Saturday morning was slow going, but eventually we dragged ourselves from the hotel room and down to breakfast. First up was a Kotka city bus tour for the conference participants. It was in Finnish, but Mika tried to translate for us when possible. It was a nice drive around, but Kubo and I decided… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Days 4 & 5 – Exploring more of Kotka