Old Rag, that’s an unfortunate name

Long time no write… Last weekend Andrew and I hiked up Old Rag mountain. It’s a pretty solid hike. The mountain is located in the¬†Shenandoah¬†valley in Virginia and it’s a pretty steep hike… Continue reading

More Photos from D.C.

Washington D.C. with friends

Andrew and I spent the past several days showing our friends around Washington D.C. One of my favorite things to do in D.C. is the paddle boats at the tidal basin, near the… Continue reading

Adventures in Iceland

As avid foodies, our friends who recently returned from a honeymoon around Iceland brought back some great stories and culinary tricks from Iceland to share with us. This past evening they invited us… Continue reading


This past weekend I was fortunate to catch up with a few good friends, and also got some tramping practice in. No, get your mind out of the gutter! Tramping is the New… Continue reading

Life is too short to drink cheap beer!

I’ve been doing a lot of research about New Zealand the past couple of weeks. One of the things I’ve read a bit about is the youth drinking problem. Kiwi are supposed to… Continue reading

Selling Ourselves

How did we ever accumulate so much stuff? Now that we’re leaving in a couple of months, we’re trying to sell as many of our things as we can. Some things are easy… Continue reading


Welcome to my blog! A couple of weeks ago my partner landed a great job in Auckland, New Zealand. At first, I was worried about the long distance, but I don’t worry about… Continue reading