Just about 3 years ago I started my running journey, in the summer of 2014. I am so glad I did because it has really changed my life. I want to share my story of how I got into running and where it has led me to today. You should know that I have always […]Read more "Transformation Tuesday"
Our morning started early on Wednesday. The trip to Machu Picchu isn’t a quick or easy one. First we took a van to the train station, then we took a train, and finally a bus to get to the ruins. The train station in Ollantaytambo was very busy, many people were making their way to […]Read more "Peru – We made it to Machu Picchu!"
On Tuesday morning we began our trip to The Sacred Valley. Our tour guide and driver picked us up at our hotel and we had to bring an overnight bag because we would be spending the night in a new hotel in The Sacred Valley. The trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo was about an hour […]Read more "Peru – The Sacred Valley"
Bryan and I have wanted to go to Peru and visit Machu Picchu since we got married. It was where we planned on taking our honeymoon with Adventures by Disney, but not enough people booked the trip and it was cancelled. So, almost 8 years later we finally made the trip. The idea for this […]Read more "Peru – Exploring Cusco"
In April I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship/grant to attend Space Camp for Educators at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Yes, this is the space camp that you saw commercials for as a kid. Never would I have thought of myself as someone who would attend Space Camp, […]Read more "Space Camp!!!"
50 years ago the Stieren and Gerard families started going to Bull Shoals lake and camping at Pontiac Cove the week after Father’s Day. My family is not directly connected to either the Stierens or the Gerards, but some of our friends who are invited us to join them for the week many years ago. […]Read more "50 Years of Bull Shoals"
“I’m the parking police and you are taking up two spots.” That’s how we were welcomed to the exchange where I would be starting my second leg of the relay. You try parking a 12 passenger van in a parking lot full of other big vans, I know I couldn’t do it! Luckily our […]Read more "Ragnar Chicago Part 2"