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 One

Good evening, readers! Matthew here. I would like to start by welcoming you to another adventure with your favorite virtual travel companions, the Pearons. This year, our adventure is leading us to the southern half of the United States, to a place of many names. A few of the names we’ve run across: The Crescent

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Eight

Good evening, everyone! Matthew here, signing on from the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX). This is the last blog post authored from the OBX, as we’re regrettably beginning our 16-hour trek home tomorrow morning. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know we’ve done a lot of outdoorsy/adventurous things on this vacation. In the

Surviving the Outer Banks: Day Four

     Hey, there! Matthew here, checking in on day three of Surviving the Outer Banks.     If you’ve been keeping up with our trip, you’re aware we are on an adventure in North Carolina. Today is a bit different, though…we’re in Washington, D.C.! I’ll be writing this entry throughout the day today – in

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 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 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.