Surviving New Orleans: Day Five

Good afternoon! Matthew here, checking in from Downtown New Orleans. Today’s blog is a little different, since I’m writing it significantly earlier than normal. I try my hardest to squeeze the very last bit of useful time out of each and every day — even if that means sitting down to write the blog nigh […]

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 New Orleans: Day Three

Rest easy New Orleans — the Pearons have arrived. Matthew here, reporting from the Big Easy. Today was a mix of several different types of activities: more roadtripping, bridges, beaches, seashells with unexpected animals in them, blues festivals, moments where I wanted to hit people/things with the rental car and/or my fists, and food … […]

Surviving New Orleans: Day Two

Val here! First of all, I’d like to point out that on this day six years ago, we were getting married and the rain held off until the photographer snapped our last photo. We had no such luck today … We woke up to a very rainy Dallas, but it didn’t deter us from going […]

Surviving San Francisco – Day Five

     Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen! Matthew here.      We apologize for the delay in posting this, but we were pretty worn from our journey last night, so my body decided you fine people could wait an extra day.      Our last day in San Francisco was a short, but busy one.     After checking out of our […]

Surviving San Francisco – Day Three

     Hello again! Matthew here, reporting in from Walnut Creek, California!     This entry is to chronical our third day in California. We had a blast, and I hope I’ll be able to convey that in the next few lines.      Our day started at 8 a.m. with the normal 30-minute trek into San Francisco proper via BART and landed us […]

Surviving San Francisco – Day Two

     This is Valeri and I’m here to fill you in on our day. Simply put, day two was a success!      I’m sure most of you think “The Pearons’” first stop was for coffee, however, that wasn’t true this morning. You see, on our way to In-n-Out Burger last night, Matthew saw we were mere […]

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

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 […]