Surviving New York: Day Ten

Day Ten is in the books, and this is Valeri, writing to you as I sit in the passenger seat of the car on the drive home. We made sure to pack last night so all we had to do this morning was gather our toiletries and chargers before heading to breakfast.Coffee and breakfast was

Surviving New York: Day Nine

Hello, reader! Matthew here! Welcome to our last full day in New York. I’ll guide you through what we did today. The Day’s Events Our coffee today was provided by the baristas at Black Press Coffee. This wasn’t our planned stop, but due to potential timing issues, we decided to abandon our originally planned coffee

Surviving New York: Day Six

Valeri here to tell you all about today. First stopCan you guess what our first stop was this morning?If you guessed coffee, thank you for recognizing that as our brand, but actually it was not our first stop. *GASP*We actually stopped at a Bond location from “Live and Let Die.” It took us a bit

Surviving New York: Day Five

Matthew here, checking in on the fifth day of our visit to The Big Apple!I’ll fill you in on what we’ve been up to as best I can. The Day’s Events Getting StartedTo kick the day off, we headed toward our scheduled coffee stop — Everyman Espresso — and everything was going great … until

Surviving New York: Day Four

This is Valeri, reporting in to tell you that Day Four was a success despite the rain and wind today had to offer. Coffee, coffee, coffeeOur morning began with a train ride to Plowshares Coffee. We’re definitely at the point in the trip where our bodies are reminding us that we’re not invincible, so we’re

Surviving New York: Day Three

Hello, reader — Matthew here! It’s my turn to guide you through our day, so hang with me for a bit, and I promise I’ll do my best! I’m writing to you while sitting perched a very large rock in the middle of Central Park while nibbling on some honey roasted almonds that I purchased

Surviving New York: Day One

Well, hello there! There are only a couple of ways you would have landed on this page: You’ve been following our latest blog posts, awaiting every post with bated breath, just dying to know what hijinks those crazy Pearons are up to now. If this is the case, thank you for following along — hopefully

Surviving Boston: Day Six

Hello everyone! Matthew here, checking for the last time in Boston.I’ll warn you, this will be an odd entry — and likely a short one — because we’ll be traveling again! We’re about to start the second portion of our trip: New York 2021. Now, I’ll get down to the specifics of the trip. The

Surviving Boston: Day Five

Hello again, Valeri here and I’ll be telling you about our adventures today. First stop!You guessed it: Coffee!We had planned to go to George Howell Coffee, but found out the only way to get out there was via a commuter train … which would’ve meant buying tickets rather than just using our metro cards. So

Surviving Boston: Day Four

Good morning! This is Matthew, and I’ll be your tour guide today. I’m going to try to write this entry as we go along today versus trying to remember every detail tonight. We might sacrifice a bit of coherence this way, but hopefully the addition of in-the-moment details counters that. The Day’s Events Coffee, of

Surviving Boston: Day Three

Hello, this is Valeri again, and I’ll be leading you through our third day in Boston. I know most of you miss Matthew, but just bear with me, and we’ll both get through this … then you can experience another Matthew post tomorrow. My day began with a sketching session at 6 a.m. for Inktober.

Surviving Boston: Day Two

Matthew here, checking in from Boston!I’m writing this segment of the blog from the back room of Caffe Vittoria whilst sipping a cortado and nibbling phenomenally delicate tiramisu. All the while, I’m being serenaded by Frank Sinatra and listening to the chatter of the city echoing through the cafe. Let me tell you — it’s

Surviving Boston: Day One

The Pearons are off on another adventure! This time, we’ve headed North East to the home of baked beans, Fenway Park and that bar where everyone knows your name. Yes, we’re braving the wilds of Boston!If you’ve followed along with our previous blogs, you’ll know how this works: We take turns chronicling the day’s events

Surviving Austin: Day Five

Hello! Matthew here, checking in from ATX. Today’s itinterary was probably the loosest one we’ve ever had. We only had three events actually planned and actually only did two of them. For the rest, we threw schedules, timetables and all other scheduling to the wind … and by “the wind,” I mean “other people”. Basically,

Surviving Austin: Day Four

Valeri here … Something I always seem to forget is how late we tend to stay up when hanging out with Ricky. We’ve been known to part ways at 1 a.m. … especially when Matthew and Ricky are in the middle of their “geek time.”This time, it wasn’t quite that late, but it was after

Surviving Austin: Day Three

Hello there! Matthew here, to report on all the third day in Austin brought us.The logical first part of this entry is going to be breakfast, so I’ll start there. Did you know that heaven actually exists inside a food truck? I can honestly say I had absolutely no idea until this morning.I’m about to