Switching things over!  New posts will be up here

the iconic taxicab

A short, but awesome, trip to NY that came up unexpectedly in the fall.  I met my sister there for a long weekend - the first time we ever traveled together!

A short, but awesome, trip to NY that came up unexpectedly in the fall.  I met my sister there for a long weekend - the first time we ever traveled together!

Simply stunning.

Simply stunning.

Well, hello there.

Well, hello there.

A whole world goin on inside that flower

A whole world goin on inside that flower

I’m going to do a summary of the year in photos, starting with my semester in Costa Rica!

I’m going to do a summary of the year in photos, starting with my semester in Costa Rica!

Visits home to La Crosse are the best!  I drank lattes and played bananagrams with my mom and little sister at our local Co-op (my favorite place),

explored hiking and biking trails with my dad,

and devoured summery foods and Miss Marple stories on the front porch.

I love the beautiful, little town of La Crosse.  And of course, I love my family :)

I’m unpacking and repacking my suitcase as I prepare to hop on a train for upstate NY tomorrow, and I started thinking about how my first year out of school has come to an end and the second is now beginning.  The first was a total success!  I spent the time…

Living in 3 countries and visiting major cities

Exploring new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes

Playing in an orchestra and studying privately

Meeting many new and wonderful people

Testing my ability to adapt

Working on map reading skills and redefining what it means to get lost :)

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Cheers to my next year being completely different and every bit as wonderful!

mmm, bikes.

mmm, bikes.