Blogs from Cary, North Carolina, United States, North America


North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary May 15th 2017

Williams Residence, Cary, North Carolina Last Thursday morning we pulled up the stakes, hitched up and drove on up the outer banks chain through Bodie Island and onto US64 and westward. That will be our general direction now for the rest of the trip. We crossed several bridges, one of which is being rebuilt with a multi-million dollar project to build an even longer and higher bridge. I wondered as we went through all the construction work whether the bridge would outlast the islands and just kind of hang out there in the middle of the water connecting two non-existent islands. Ferries don't haul nearly as many cars, but they can change where they dock, which might be more important in the next few decades. Oh, well, I guess we can say we kept a few ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary June 23rd 2016

Hello Family, Friends and Supporters, In just 20 hours me and 16 others will leave the USA and head towards Malawi to begin our Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip. While there, we will help build two homes for two families caring for orphaned and vulnerable children. We will share and learn about a culture very different from our own. We will be ambassadors for Habitat for Humanity. I hope you will use this blog to share and experience our journey. Subscribe for daily updates. I will also try and link on Facebook. I will attempt a daily blog here. If/when you visit, leave me a note to encourage me to keep writing. At the end of a long work day, it takes commitment to make the time to journal, while battling power and internet issues. ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary June 7th 2013

Getting ready to hit the road! (or the air). Trying to pack everything we could need and still keep it light for our adventures in India and Nepal. We are up to date on our travel vaccines, have the bug spray, sun screen and antibiotics packed. I have limited my clothing to sun protecting lightweight fabrics. It is supposed to be MEGA HOT! HOpefully we will have good internet connections and I will be able to blog every couple of evenings. Stay tuned to here and facebook for photos.... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary March 29th 2013

Just seeing how this works.... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary June 14th 2009

OK, so I am about to embark on my latest summer adventure. I would say this one is not as crazy in terms of strange, new places to go, but it is crazy in other ways. I will be hitting up places that are packed with great nightlife (not that I will be tearing it up or anything), lots of backpackers, adventures to partake in, beautiful surroundings, etc. Doing the Greece thing for the 7th year in a row, so that is sure to be fun, then heading to some new and some old destinations. Here is what I have planned: Destinations in Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Ios, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes and a few other small islands. Turkey: Bodrum and Marmaris Germany: Munich Switzerland: Lucerne, Interlaken, Geneva Spain: Barcelona, Ibiza, and Mallorca (maybe a day trip ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary January 5th 2009

It has been 209 days since my last entry and the time has come once more for me to embark on a travel journey of sorts. Unlike my last excursion, this trip is guised under the pretense of "academics", but I think we all know better. I will be spending 4 months mainly in Spain and a month elsewhere leaving tomorrow and still, I have yet to begin packing or finish booking flights. Somehow I'm satisfied with this because I'd like to think it provides a benchmark of spontaneity and unpredictability to the trip right off the get-go. I also promised myself I'd re-learn some basic grammatical lessons in Spanish, something I never truly believed would happen. As with most things, I was right, which is very unfortunate because I haven't taken a Spanish class since ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary December 24th 2008

I got up and left pretty early in the morning to go back to Union Station to catch the train to Cary, NC. It was quite sad heading out of DC so soon but I was bounce-up-and-down-on-the-seat excited to get to see my friends in North Carolina again. I got some food and actually met the only miserable person I had encountered the whole time in DC. She asked me for my ID while I was buying water and chips in a store in the station and proceeded to rant about the UK not accepting US driver’s licences as proof of ID. I was actually a mixture of hurt and really annoyed by her and wanted badly to point out that it would be a long conversation if we held each other accountable for all of ... read more
Sunny Beach

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary December 24th 2008

too excited to sleep. which is unfortunate as it's 3:34am and i have to work in a few hours. but i'm all packed. and am so anxious to be there already. got some lovely corticosteroid injections in my knees yesterday. fingers crossed that'll help counteract whatever fiery fury they kick up that my adrenaline can't subdue while i'm doing stuff like this happy i get to spend a little christmassy time with the family tomorrow. wish you could've come down though, grandpa. ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary December 18th 2008

-here's a vague overview of my itinerary thus far. will probably add a couple destinations. no set plans my first 5 days. gonna try to visit a friend in melbourne at some point. these bits are definite though: dec 25: -fly to sydney dec 27: -arrive in sydney jan 1: -fly to mackay -greyhound to airlie beach jan 2: -sailing trip around whitsundays jan 3: -greyhound to mackay late jan 4: -fly to brisbane early -spend day -fly to auckland late jan 5: -start haka tour in auckland jan 6: -auckland to mercury bay jan 7: -mercury bay to rotorua jan 8: -rotorua to waitomo caves jan 9: -waitomo caves to taupo jan 11: -taupo to river valley jan 12: -river valley to wellington jan 13: -wellington to picton to nelson (via ferry) jan 14: -nelson ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina » Cary December 16th 2008

at the behest of others, i've started a travel blog. should be able to update it rather easily, although i'm a little worried i'll be outside playing instead of sitting at a computer. i'll do my best, so mom and rosa don't think i'm dead. leaving christmas day. ... read more

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