Rio Broke My Heart…But I’m Okay

I had big plans for Rio. I was going to sprawl my body out, drink in hand, on the white sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. I was going to shake my groove thing to a Samba beat in … [Read more...]

I’m Coming Out! Culturally Ambiguous

I was walking back from climbing the other day with Soleil in the kiddy-pack, and a guy I'd never seen before crossed our path from the opposite direction. As we passed, Soleil's tiny hand started … [Read more...]

Dear Daddy: A Letter from Soleil

Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone, lots has happened. First of all, I got sick.  Here I am in bed...suffering without you. Mom compensated for your absence by letting us watch Plaza … [Read more...]

Update from Brazil

Yep, it's true. We haven't been updating the blog. Just caught up in the whirlwind of life. Here's a quick update from Brazil... Soleil is in full training mode... potty training that is.  Nothing … [Read more...]

Injured Again – Serra Do Cipó, Brazil

Quick update from Brazil... It always takes us a couple weeks to really get settled into a place. On the one hand, we got incredibly lucky in Serra Do Cipó and immediately found our amazing … [Read more...]

Rock Climbing Serra Do Cipó, Brazil

When we left Argentina and entered Brazil, our target location was Serra Do Cipó. Up until a month ago we had never heard of this place, but a friend told us it was the best place in South America to … [Read more...]

Aloha Brazil

We left Buenos Aires on our way to Serra Cipo, Brazil knowing that we had a long 5-6 day drive in front of us, and in order to get there we were going to drive right by the world famous Iguazu … [Read more...]

Moving On Buenos Aires

  As you can see, we haven't been updating the blog much. Things have been hectic around here... well, at least hectic for some of us. This last month in Buenos Aires went by … [Read more...]

Gracious Goes the Ghost of Kiki

In August of 2012, we found out that Kiki had terminal heart and liver problems and was given six months to live.  (Read the post here).  She defied the prognosis and lived for nearly two more years. … [Read more...]

Home Is Back on the Road

It's always strange leaving the comforts of an apartment and moving back into the Sprinter. Each time before we hit the road again, we can't help but wonder how we'll fit everything back in the van, … [Read more...]