Surviving Indianapolis: Day One

Hello again, everyone! This is Val, writing from Indy. I’m not sure exactly how I did it without any push back, but I got Matthew to take another road trip. I do think mentioning a metro area with more than 2.4 million people helped a little. It’s a somewhat small roadtrip in comparison to our

Surviving Chicago: Day Eight

Val here. Bear with me as I try to knock out this second to last post of Chicago. 9:30 a.m. • Arbor We were a little confused when we first walked into this building because the coffee shop isn’t the only thing there. It looked to be the lobby to an apartment building at first,

Surviving Chicago: Day Six

9:15 a.m. • Osmium So I was pretty sure this place was called Osmium (as it says online and it’s also printed on their window), but their sign out front and their cups say Dark Matter Coffee. * Note: Matthew just told me it’s Dark Matter Coffee presents Osmium. That’s not confusing at all. Other

Surviving Chicago: Day Four

Hello, friends!This is Val … let’s talk about today. 8:30 a.m.• Cafe UmbriaThis place is in walking distance from our Airbnb, which was nice. It looks like they built their idea around shipping crates, with a slightly modern touch.It’s also a roaster, so Matthew was first drawn to the huge roaster in the other room.

Surviving Chicago: Day Two

Hello all, this is Val. I’ve decided to take a little different approach for my posts this trip … mainly to avoid the hassle that is transitions. I don’t like to think that hard this late at night. My posts will be written as they’re happening. Hopefully this helps me remember what I enjoyed about

Surviving New Orleans: Day Four

22,965 steps … Surprisingly only my feet hurt. During past vacations, Matthew and I have found which parts of our bodies are most likely to give out first (Matthew’s hip and my right knee). I guess our bodies are giving us a break this trip. Okay, on to the day’s events. This is Val and

Surviving London – Day Twelve

     This is Valeri and this post will hopefully be short and sweet … but I can’t promise that.     We woke up this morning sad to leave London. Matthew had threatened many times that he was staying and I just knew I’d miss the beautiful city.     However, I was also a bit excited for Paris –

Surviving London – Day Ten

     Hello, Valeri here.      Today was our “market day,” along with a few little things we had planned to do between markets.      Well, not everything went as planned, which has happened to us a few times on this trip. Surprisingly, with us being planners, you would think it would drive

Surviving London – Day Eight

     Hello, this is Valeri.     I’m just sitting here with my feet up in our hotel (boy do they hurt) waiting for the series nine premiere of Doctor Who to come on at 7:40 p.m. I know you’re all jealous … and you rightfully should be.     Anyways, more on Doctor Who later tonight.      We

Surviving London – Day Five

      Hey! Valeri here.  We are somehow on our fourth day of London. Not sure how that happened. Everything just needs to slow down.      After breakfast at the hotel, we went out to find our morning coffee. This morning’s choice was Prufrock and we were not disappointed … except, once again, no drip coffee.

Surviving London – Day Three

     Hey! Valeri here, on this partly cloudy and mostly raining day in London.      Our morning began with a wonderful breakfast spread here at the hotel. They had everything: Kiwi, Salami, Prosciutto, cereal, tofu, toast/jam, all sorts of cheeses and more. It was very good. Matthew was also happy that they gave him four juice

Catch up time!

Yea, I know, it’s been what…about 8 months since this blog has been updated. Sorry, things have been a bit crazy during our first months of married life. By crazy I mean fun, of course, but loaded with work and crazy schedules.So, I am here now to update you on life with the Pearons.:)Lets see,