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Random Rambles — 11.02.17

Wasn’t summer yesterday? All of a sudden the wind sends shivers down my spine and I’ve heard the word “snow” in more than one weather conversation. Fall is my favorite season; I just didn’t expect it to get here so fast! With outdoor activities waning, it’s time to step inside and get back to indoor activities. I’ve been working hard metalsmithing, reading up on Nikola Tesla, and cooking up Broccoli Cheddar Soup. What I’m working on… For the moth of...

Granada, Nicaragua — Volcano, Volcano, Volcano

Compared to León, Granada caters to tourists on a much grander scale. There is an entire street that runs through the middle of town that is lined with restaurants, tour operators, and souvenir shops all trying to thrive on the tourist industry. We took several excursions around Granada, but found the best trips all involved volcanoes. Below are three different ways to observe these craters up close and personal. Mombacho Mombacho volcano sits just outside the city of Granada. It...

León, Nicaragua — City Tour and Volcano Boarding

This year, our summer excursions started with a two-week exploration of Nicaragua. Why Nicaragua? During our 2015/2016 world adventure, we completely avoided Central and South America. There was no particular reason for the avoidance other than we were tired after 7 months on the road and wanted to go home – we just didn’t make it there. After a year of rest, we decided it was time to hit the road and visit a new part of the world –...

Mid-Year Book Review — The Best of 2017… So Far

I have read a pile of good books this year. A top 5 list at the end of the year just wasn’t going to do justice to them all, so I am posting a mid-year book report. These are my top 5 for the first half of 2017 along with those books that I would recommend reading and, finally, those that just didn’t quite hit the mark for me.   5. The Memoir Club, Laura Kalpakian Since I am currently...