Caves and Critters

This week I finished up exploring most of the things I wanted to do while I was here, starting with Natural Bridge Caverns. Natural Bridge marked the last of the Texas Cave Passport caves for me to visit, and it’s here in San Antonio. There are 2 caves for exploring at Natural Bridge, and I... Continue Reading →

Tea Garden and More Caves

This week I went on a few local adventures. I started with the Japanese Tea Gardens. The Tea Gardens are a beautiful water filled garden very close to the center of San Antonio. It was a relaxing oasis to visit in the middle of the city. While there weren't benches or much space to sit... Continue Reading →

Swamps, Rivers, Caves, and More

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since my last post because this week was full of so many adventures. This week started in a swamp, included stops in rivers and a cave, and ended along the Riverwalk. This week started at Palmetto State Park. It is the furthest west location of a... Continue Reading →

Caves and Waterfalls

This week I went up to Colorado Bend State Park for some hiking and cave adventures. All of the caves in the park are closed except for guided tours, so I signed up for the tour meeting at 9:30. I left pretty early in the morning to get to the park, and I got to... Continue Reading →

Padre Island National Seashore

This week I headed down to explore the Padre Island National Seashore. It was a little cool and windy the day I went, but it was still really neat and different from most places I've been before. I started out walking along Malaquite Beach, and I enjoyed listening to the waves coming in. Since Padre... Continue Reading →

History and Art

This week I thought about going to some of the outdoor adventures nearby, but rain was in the forecast so I decided to wait on those. Instead, I went to 2 museums in San Antonio: the Witte Museum and the San Antonio Art Museum. Both museums offer free admission on Tuesday evenings, so I took... Continue Reading →

Getting Settled

I just finished my first week here in San Antonio, and I really am just starting to get settled in. I am working nights again, and I'm back to working an irregular schedule, so adventures and trips are probably going to happen less often than they did on my last assignment. I am loving being... Continue Reading →

San Antonio

This week was my week off between assignments, so no exciting adventures this week, just a lot of driving and getting things taken care of. I realized that I never actually said where I was going next, because I didn't want to jinx it before I got here. I am happy to announce now though,... Continue Reading →

Farewell Navajo Nation

This week I said goodbye to the Navajo Nation. It was a great last week on the rez full of memories I won’t soon forget. This week was the Navajo Nation fair, and one of the employee activities for the fair was a Tsii Yeel, or hair bun, competition. One of my good friends signed... Continue Reading →

Phoenix

It feels like time has flown since last Monday. During the week, I went to a high school volleyball game, played some sports with friends, and prepared for my last weekend of exploring here in Arizona. I saved Phoenix for my last weekend of adventures hoping it might be a little cooler which definitely didn’t... Continue Reading →

Exploring Flagstaff

This week started out with the eclipse. We did not get totality here, but I did not go out and see the partial that we did get. While the science nerd in me is sad to have missed it, the culture and people loving part of me is thrilled that I got to spend it... Continue Reading →

Going with the Flow

This week’s adventures started right away on Monday. In 1982, Ronald Reagan declared August 14th to be National Navajo Code Talkers Day, and it has been celebrated every year since then. I was working during the celebrations for Code Talkers Day, but just getting to learn more about the code talkers and hear stories of... Continue Reading →

Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and more

No midweek adventures this past week, but the weekend’s adventures took me to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and several stops in between. Friday night started off the adventures with seeing some improv in Albuquerque. I saw “The Show” at The Box Theater, and it was a wonderful short form show with a lot packed in to... Continue Reading →

Grand Adventures

The Grand Canyon was this week’s big adventure, but before we get there, I did go on a smaller adventure earlier in the week. It was one of the travelling doctor’s last week at the clinic this week, and she wanted to go a hike before she left. A group from the clinic went together... Continue Reading →

Monument Valley and More

This weekend was packed full of adventures including 2 US national park sites, and 1 Navajo nation park. Saturday’s travels were to the monument valley area. I started out my trip to monument valley at Goulding’s Lodge. It used to be the home of Harry and Mike Goulding as well as a trading post. It... Continue Reading →

California Adventures

This weekend's adventures were mostly business related. I am applying for a California nursing license, and I decided it would be better to get my fingerprints done in state than mail a hard card. The closest fingerprint location was still about a 9 hour drive, so another weekend full of lots of driving, but hopefully... Continue Reading →

OKC Improv

This weeks adventures were not quite as exciting. I had to go back to Norman to get my car fixed (again). It’s a long story as to why I had to take it back to Norman to get fixed instead of getting it fixed out here, and I won’t bore you with those details now.... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th

This week was the 4th of July, so it was a short work week. On Monday I went to the lake with a friend and her daughter, and it was pretty fun. You couldn't swim in the lake, and we didn't have fishing poles so we pretty much just spent some time throwing rocks and... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Adventures

It's been 3 weeks since I came out to Arizona, and so far it's been a pretty fun adventure. This week had a lot of smaller adventures, as well as some unexpected surprises. This week started the Olympics at work, and the first event was a volleyball tournament. We won our first game, and ended... Continue Reading →

Week 2 Adventures

It's hard to believe that it's been 2 weeks here. In some ways it feels like I just got here, and in some ways it feels like I've been here forever. This weeks adventures started out on Wednesday. We had a get together with a bunch of my coworkers and made Navajo Tacos. It was... Continue Reading →

First Week in Arizona

I just finished my first week in Arizona, and so far it’s been a blast. I got settled in at the hospital with a few days of orientation, and I am starting to get the hang of things. It is very different from my previous job, but I think that I will learn a lot... Continue Reading →

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