One of the things that make marriage so interesting is that you suddenly have a whole new, second family with all their own traditions, stories, and norms. For some, this can create a whole host of problems and tensions, but for others, it can be a source of joy. I have been fortunate enough to fall into the latter group and have enjoyed becoming a part of Sarah’s family’s culture. One of my favorite Kurisu traditions is the annual Father’s Day trip to Mammoth Lakes. Each year Sarah’s dad, uncle, aunt and their respective immediate families pack up their Toyota Siennas (Siennas seem to be another unspoken Kurisu tradition) with fishing gear and meet in Mammoth for a long weekend. During our marriage, I’ve come to love this trip and look forward to it each year. I’m not an avid fisherman like the rest of their tribe, but I deeply enjoy the quiet peace of the mountains and the way the broad skies seem to lighten one’s burdens. [Read more…]
After a few relaxing days in Cusco after finishing the Inca Trail, we caught an overnight bus to Arequipa, Peru, “The White City.” It’s known as the white city because of the white stones that are used in the majority of construction. [Read more…]
As most of you know, we are now safely back home in San Diego! We finally arrived back in town on Saturday 2/21 after nearly 4 months of traveling through South America. About a month ago our Macbook started having major issues which made it impossible to update the blog, which is why this post is so late in coming.
This post includes photos from the remainder of our time in Chile and future posts will detail our experiences in Peru and Bolivia (and Hogwarts). [Read more…]