They wanted adventure…they got it right away

We were out of bed and out the door by about 3:40 in the morning. Our bags were packed, and we were ready to go. We arrived at the airport at PDX just after 4 in the morning. The plan was to take a short flight from PDX and land in LAX where we would have a layover for about three hours. We checked out bags with Alaska Airlines. Caleb and I had to check our backpacks, so we wrapped them in black sacks and the teller took them. He handed us our boarding pass but then told us that … Continue reading They wanted adventure…they got it right away

Current travel plans considering the virus

I have just given my last class for the trimester at the university where I work, and you can really feel that people are nervous about the Corona-Virus. I am not too worried about it myself, but I can definitely understand why people do not want to come to campus or be in a room with a lot of people. Someone posted an interview on the Joe Rogan Podcast with a Disease control expert (Michel Osterholm), and I found it really fascinating. Here is a link if you are interested.  After listening to the podcast and learning how the virus … Continue reading Current travel plans considering the virus

Lento, Despacio, Lentamente

I have always struggled with the words lento and despacio. All that it took was a little bit or research on my part, and I was able to easily distinguish between the two. The two can be confusing because they both translate to slowly in English. Where in English we only have one work, Spanish uses two. Why? I do not know why, writing several examples of both in context can be very helpful to distinguish between the two. In English, I would say: I am a little slow today. My computer is slow.   He runs slowly There is … Continue reading Lento, Despacio, Lentamente

Some Ideas For Our Trip

We are officially committed. I requested the Winter 2020 school year off. That will give us exactly 10 weeks to travel through South America. I have done some research, but teaching classes has kept me really busy so far. I am still working on my blog entries from our trip to Bolivia, but that has been going really slow. I have been brain storming some ideas as to how we want to document this trip. I want to create something that I can use in my classes while I teach, but I do not want to do something too formal. … Continue reading Some Ideas For Our Trip