The girls and I went to the RISE Festival in the Mojave Desert this weekend. It was a surreal, emotional and uplifting experience. The festival’s origins are from Thailand’s Lantern Festival called Loi Krathong. The intent is to set all your problems and worries free. It’s a symbol of new beginnings. It’s exactly what the … Continue reading RISE Festival
Ace Hotel. May 2011 Ace Hotel. May 2012 We went to Palm Springs two weeks ago. Today I downloaded our pictures onto our computer and I realized we went to Palm Springs last year at the same time. It’s not an annual May voyage, it just turned out that way. Last year … Continue reading The Difference a Year Makes
The first weekend in April we went to Vegas. Dave had to scout the strip for a movie so P and I tagged along. Trips that are primarily for Dave’s work can be tough. It’s hard to juggle his work needs and P’s needs. This trip was actually better than most. And I’m glad we … Continue reading Vegas…Not so good for baby.
We’ve done two road trips in the past three months. In January we went to Crested Butte, Colorado, a 20+ hour trip. And this past weekend we drove to Mammoth, a 6 hour trip. I have to say I’m quite impressed at how well P did on both trips. Dave and I were quite stressed … Continue reading Road Tripping
A journal of our food stops on our way to and from Seattle. I think these pictures best capture our state of mind at the time which is why I wanted to have them all together. Day one, 6 hours on the road. Mike’s Roadhouse Cafe in Kettleman City. It’s obvious whose exhausted. Day two. … Continue reading A trip in Meals
Every time we go on a trip I see how beneficial it is for P. She develops in amazing ways and never in the ways I predict. This last Seattle trip came together at the last minute so we decided to drive. It’s an 18 hour drive, not accounting for food, potty and run around … Continue reading The Benefits of Travel
We have a hard time planning vacations in advance. For one D’s job can be so erratic that it’s tough to make a reservation that won’t cost us more in cancelation or changing fees. So, when our friend offered up her reserved days in Yosemite at the end of April we took them! I had … Continue reading 1-2-3-4 Yosemiteeeee!
Another new development of P’s, since the Florida trip, is that she’s become much more extroverted. During the trip P met many new people. I had a few lunch and dinners with my friends and friends of my father’s. I always brought P along. Many of our family friends had children so P met them … Continue reading Chatty Cathy
As of last week P started her music classes at The Colburn School in downtown LA. The class is at 10:30am, prime rush hour traffic. As I sat at a light last week the bus zoomed by and I thought hummm that just might be faster.It wasn’t. However, P and I loved the adventure of … Continue reading LA Metro
The recent Florida trip was a hard one. But, I must say P didn’t just survive the trip, she actually thrived. A few changes have happened. A big one is the introduction of “wubbies”. P has never had a toy she clings to. She’ll tell me she wants to take one of her monkeys or … Continue reading Wubbies