Surviving London – Day Eleven

     Good afternoon! Matthew here, reporting from London.     Today was bittersweet. It brought an end to our London adventure, but will mark the start of our journey to Paris. I can’t say I’m quite as excited as my wife is about France, but it will be a neat trip. We will only be there a day (closer to half

Surviving London – Day Nine

     Good afternoon, everyone! Matthew here. I’ll be bringing you today’s report from London.      Good news! We will be adding the pictures in our previous blogs today, because our hotel’s internet is behaving. If you’re like me and like pretty colors and shiny things, browse back through them.        Today’s coffee stop was

Surviving London – Day Seven

     Hello, everyone! This is Matthew again. Sorry to mix things up on you, but we’ve switched nights so I can pay attention to the Doctor Who series nine premier – which I will be watching “live” for the first time! Yes, people … I’m a Whovian. Embrace the geek.      On a

Surviving London – Day Six

     Good afternoon, everyone! This is Matthew, reporting from London. (I wish I had more opportunities to use that phrase!). This is the sixth installment of Beauty and the Geek: Surviving London.      According to Val’s Fitbit app, we walked about 14 miles today, bringing our week so far to 57.64 miles – roughly 132,127 steps.

Surviving London – Day Four

     Greetings from London! Matthew here. It’s my turn to write the blog again, so prepare yourself!      The day started bright and early with breakfast provided by the hotel at which we are staying – Hotel Makedonia (read the review by clicking here). As usual, my plate was filled with all sorts of good-looking foods and

Surviving London – Day Two

     Good afternoon! Matthew here. Most of you are reading this from the Midwestern part of the U.S., so that greeting is more than likely appropriate. It’s about 10 p.m. here, and we’ve just about called it a night. Here is a rundown of the day’s activities. Please excuse the brevity and any typographical errors you

Surviving Seattle – Day Five

     Welcome to the fifth installment of our Seattle Honeymoon Journal. We would like to congratulate you, because if you’ve made it this far, you have survived four ENTIRE days of the wilds of Seattle at the mercy of two of the strangest people we know…wait a minute…that’s us! Oh well…congrats, anyway! :)     This blog

Surviving Seattle – Day Two

Okay…we survived day two! No one ended up in the hospital, behind bars or otherwise disabled. :) We’ll give you a quick run-through of our activities! :) We started the morning with a visit to the Public Market on Pike Street. Of course, there was a coffee shop visit in the process. :) We had

Surviving Seattle – Day One

     So, as you probably all know by now, we just got married!  {Yay us!} We’re a pretty stinking awesome couple, so we thought we’d share our adventures in a pretty stinking awesome way; hence this blog – Beauty and the Geek.     Since you’re either bored enough (or insane enough) to be reading these musings of