FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022

My daughter just had her kickoff meeting yesterday and learned what this year’s competition is about THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION. It is called Rapid React. I am super excited bout the new season. At first glance these FIRST competitions just look like fun and games but there is a lot behind the scenes. This yearContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022”

My “Uncle” Peter

Uncle Peter reminds me a lot of my Mother. They were both born in the mid 1940’s and they both had to really work hard to earn their money and status. The difference between them is that Peter is sane and happy. It has been a lot of fun getting to know him. Slowly ourContinue reading “My “Uncle” Peter”

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Another activity we have participated in the past and revisited this year is the Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC. It was sold out this year as many families tried to find outdoor activities that were less risky with COVID lurking around. It was too busy for my taste but weContinue reading “NC Chinese Lantern Festival”

Ice Skating

Every year Raleigh hosts an outdoor skating rink to bring that holiday feeling to the city. Sure, it’s not a real pond like in South Korea, Canada, Vermont or any US state that can keep a frozen body of ice for weeks, but you see what they are going for. I was a speed skaterContinue reading “Ice Skating”

Teaching Koreans English

Sometimes a person comes into your life and kicks you in the pants and you do things that you have always thought of but never got around to. I have had many of those moments. JoAnne came into my life in college and said, “Stop cowing to everyone and make YOU happy for once!” SheContinue reading “Teaching Koreans English”

Animal Crossing

Thanks to the COVID Pandemic my whole family has played a lot of Animal Crossing by Nintendo. It’s a chill game where you can “go” to islands and build things, buy things, cook things, etc. It is probably a boring game for most but for me it was a fun distraction. Then about 6 monthsContinue reading “Animal Crossing”

Found Items On The Beach

I love walks on the beach. I love feeling the cool autumn breeze in my hair, the smell of the salty air, the feel of the sand beneath my shoes, the sound of the waves crashing into the surf all blend and soothe my soul as I walk slowly letting all my senses absorb everythingContinue reading “Found Items On The Beach”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”

VRBO

When traveling hotels are very convenient but when the COVID pandemic happened we decided renting a condo or a home was safer. There was less turnover and we would not be constantly running into people in the elevator or the lobby. We have discovered that we really enjoy renting through VRBO so the T-day tripContinue reading “VRBO”

Walks On The Beach

If you are single and look on any dating site a lot of people list long walks on the beach as something they enjoy doing. Do they really though? Or are they hoping it will attract partners for romance? LOL I happen to actually enjoy walks on the beach for real – but not reallyContinue reading “Walks On The Beach”