We traveled to Texas last week & took a trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park on Memorial Day while we were there. It was hot (when we got in the car to leave, the temp outside was reading at over 100 degrees!) & sunny, but the scenery was beautiful! In theContinue Reading

town of El Paso… Here is an assortment of goodies from our most recent trip to El Paso. Sites included in the pics are the road to Carlsbad (it was snowing on our way there), Christmas lights in the Eastridge Neighborhood (cacti and palms decorated in Christmas lights), images fromContinue Reading

Val and I went to Carlsbad Caverns over the break for a quick day trip from El Paso. I’ve been to Carlsbad Caverns several times growing up, being only 2 hours away from El Paso made it a frequent family vacation spot. There is something bizarre and strange about theContinue Reading

I’m flying from SFO to DTW as I type this & it seems like a good time to talk about airplane etiquette. Airplanes are generally uncomfortable spaces (unless you fly first class maybe, which I’ve never had the pleasure of doing) & I do my very best to be politeContinue Reading

We got off to a slow start this morning after going to bed fairly late the night before (ended up staying up late watching more of Dead Set). Our original plan was to head to Borough Market, but alas it is closed on Sundays. So instead, we headed out toContinue Reading

The day started early with a train ride to Hertfordshire so that Ryan could present a paper at the Design History Society Conference. Short of a parched mouth and lots of fidgeting, his paper presentation went well. Afterwards we went to the Hatfield House with Leslie Atzmon (Ryan’s colleague andContinue Reading

We started our 2nd day in London with a ferry ride to Greenwich. We stumbled upon the Greenwich market where we grabbed lunch; I had a falafel wrap & Ryan had rice with vegetable tempura – we walked a short way & enjoyed our lunch in the park that wasContinue Reading

Ryan & I have safely landed in London & survived our first day here. It’s now 9:32pm, London time, & 4:32pm Ann Arbor time &, except for about 2 or 3 short naps between Wed. at 7am when I woke up from my last full night’s sleep in Ann ArborContinue Reading

We had the pleasure of visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago today & the Olafur Eliasson show made me feel like Alice falling into the rabbit hole… It was fantastic; color, light, mirrors, & magic!