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November Update

It’s already November, y’all! I’ve been busy getting ready for the Holidays. First, for work, I have projects and awesome stuff keeping me going. Then, I’m REALLY looking forward to going back home for Christmas. If I didn’t have my commencement ceremony in December, I’m not sure if we would have decided to come back stateside. However, I couldn’t imagine NOT celebrating my two years of graduate school. Besides work and Holiday activities, I’m working on renaming my blog, too. I’ve been thinking about it for awhile now and figured I should have a name that is more representative of…

Autumn in South Korea

Autumn in Northern Virginia is on point. However, Daegu is giving it a run for its money! My spouse told me the slogan for the city: Colorful Daegu directly relates to how the surrounding mountains look during the change of seasons. Last Saturday, we decided to hike the Apsan Mountain. We’ve been wanting to do it for the longest time! With all the craziness in the last month, it kept us from doing it. My spouse got some intel about where the start of the trailhead was located and we headed there. When we looked at the map, it seemed like…

Must-Visit Destinations Close to Washington DC

When we were stationed close to DC, it almost seemed like a given that you HAD to visit the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo, National Archive, and so on! Besides all the obvious DC hot-spots, the National Capital Region is also close to some other nearby gems! I wanted to share with you some of our favs, especially because I was slacking in the last couple of years we were there. We camped more times than our trip to Westmoreland State Park. I swear there are more amazing parks local and national worth your time. Also, we’ve tried more Bed…

PCS Vacation: Universal Studios and Disney World

My spouse and I have PCSed together three times – and every time we’ve been able to loop in a vacation. It’s the perfect opportunity for a trip because my spouse gets time off and I can schedule my time off with him. First, it was our two-week cross-country road trip from New York to Arizona. Second, we cruised the southern Caribbean and visited Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Antigua, St. Maarten, Barbados, and St. Lucia. Before arriving in Korea, we visited Orlando. I thought it would be a good idea to enjoy Disney and Universal as a couple. I’ve had the pleasure…

About That One Time in Seoul

I’m a little behind on things in South Korea. Getting adjusted to a new work schedule and life in Daegu has been a wild and crazy ride! As I mentioned in my last post, we are also trying to make the most of being stationed here, so Busan was our last trip. However, I forgot to share that we spent a wonderful weekend in Seoul last month. The Army celebrated its 242nd birthday on June 14 – and we traveled to Seoul to attend the Birthday Ball. Y’all, it was my FIRST birthday ball experience and I had a blast!…

Fourth of July at Busan, South Korea

After we unpacked our final box, we started crafting our South Korea/Asia bucket list and are determined to make the most of the time off, especially during American holidays! The first holiday in the country was Memorial Day, but we decided to stay in town and finish unpacking our goods. Our stuff arrived here the Friday before Memorial Day. So, it seemed natural to power through the weekend to set-up our new home here. However, for the Fourth of July (the next long weekend), we traveled to Busan for a beach weekend and had a wonderful time. What a vibrant…

Good-bye Northern Virginia, Hello South Korea

So, I left Northern Virginia. It’s unbelievable to type out (let alone say out loud) that I live in South Korea now. Who knew that I would be here? My husband and I sure didn’t think another assignment in South Korea would land on our plate. Alas, it did. And instead of doing another unaccompanied tour like our last go around, we opted to do command sponsorship this time. Why? Unlike last time, I already work from home. I didn’t have a career to worry about. With those factors in mind, why not? It was still a difficult pill to…

Playing Tourist at the National Mall

It only took a year and a half…. Actually, I’ve walked on the National Mall with family and friends already, but my husband has either been away or unable to come with us. He hasn’t been able to see any of the monuments and memorials and with the weather turning, we wanted to make sure we make of the time we have before Winter. This past Sunday was beautiful out. A couple months ago, I drove up to the National Mall area on a Sunday and surprisingly found that parking wasn’t as bad as I thought. So, I thought it would…

Keepin’ it Weird: My Austin Food Tour

My dad had some use it or lose it vacation time and decided to take off a week in September. After he told me about it, I started entertaining the notion of visiting home, if I find a good deal. Lately, I’ve been flying Southwest Airlines because they have a direct flight from DCA to AUS. I tested some dates near my dad’s time off and came across an awesome sale. It was too good to pass up! So, I bought my ticket with the intent to work my hours during the time my mom was at her job and…

Life Lately: Alaska, Parents Visit, Camping and More!

As I welcome August, it also means that my husband will be leaving for a two month TDY soon. For the past month or so, we’ve been making the most of our time together before the summer ends. That means, all the free time I have is spent with him (I know, I know, when will I get tired of him?!). Another new development, I’ve been very involved with the local spouses’ club, so that has been utilizing my spare time. As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! I’m still working on juggling it all. My adventures…