Travel day, oy vey!

Travel day, oy vey!
-->  Sunny - high temp 90ºF --> Mostly cloudy - high temp 52ºF What can be said about a travel day that contains a 10 hour flight other than: It's over We survived We all got some sleep... that is the benefit of a red eye. However plane seat ...

Happiness and Technology: Digital Distractions – Act, don’t react

Ding… swossh… buzz. How many items on the following list create a noticeable notification (sound/vibration) on your device? Phone Call Voicemail Text Message Email Calendar Invite Calendar Reminder To Do Reminder Instant Message Instagram Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Skype Fitness Tracking App Weather etc, etc, etc This list could go on and on. We are constantly ...

01-13-2015 – Myself

Today I intend to focus on myself. I intend to remain peaceful. I intend to take things in stride. I intend to check on myself throughout the day. I intend to re-center myself when necessary. I intend for my day to be about me.

Apple Family Sharing lessons learned

Family sharing will not share iTunes Match. It will consolidate those subscriptions' charges under the Family Sharing "organizers" credit card. Under iOS 7 I used a single Apple ID for all 4 members of my family for: iCloud Photo Stream Find iPhone Contacts/Calendar iTunes/App Store And different Apple IDs for: Mail/Notes/Reminders/etc. iMessage Facetime Find Friends This ...

Day 4 – Bass Lake

Day 4 - Bass Lake
Karen overlooking Bass Lake from the boat. When planning our trip and deciding what to do at the lake and when, we made sure that when renting a boat for half of a day, we did it in the afternoon instead ...

Day 3 – Yosemite

Day 3 - Yosemite
Half Dome from Yosemite Valley. No pictures do it justice compared to seeing it with your own eyes... wow! We had planned an "all-day" trip to Yosemite Valley, but after talking with the gentleman who rented us our cabin, we considered first driving ...

Day 2 – Nelder Grove

Day 2 - Nelder Grove
Bull Buck is a massive tree in Nelder grove. Not too many Sequoias here and they are spread out. We purposely did not have anything planned for our first day, but I had an idea. There is a ...

Day 1 – The Drive

Day 1 - The Drive
Our cabin in Oakhurst on our Yosemite/Bass Lake vacation Taking kids on a long drive can be a little anxiety inducing, especially when they haven't been on a car ride of that particular length before. I am happy to say that with one ...

Afterthoughts on pre-thoughts

Afterthoughts on pre-thoughts
I love to travel. I haven't been on a trip like this since I went to Europe when I was 14. I know what a wonderful experience being immersed in other cultures, locales, and ways of life were for me, and I very much wanted to not only experience that again, but provide that experience ...

General Impressions, upon reflection

General Impressions, upon reflection
I wanted to capture some general thoughts I had about our trip. Lowlights: None Highlights: Selvatura Park zip-ling and suspension bridges La Fortuna Waterfall and hike Isla Chorta Kaya Cacao Plantation tour Arenal Volcano from our room at Arenal Paraiso. Pictures don't do it justice... it loomed large right in ...