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03
Mar
13

Daily Prompt: No, thanks! (No more!)

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Prior to 2011, the Indian subcontinent held little appeal in my mind. The heat, the crowding, the trash, the pollution – I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to spend 30 hours flying to be miserable. This all changed when my younger sister made the announcement that she would be moving to southern India, Chennai to be exact, for a couple of years. Having my little sister 10,000 miles away for that length of time was a bit difficult to process so I immediately decided I should plan a trip to the land of spices. Tickets purchased, passport and visa approved, I would be arriving in Chennai on October 25th of 2012.

After 3 weeks in the country, my mind was changed. Though there were some frustrations, I left knowing that I would be back again. The people, architecture, culture and religions were all beautiful – despite my short stay, I left a different person than when I arrived. Never again will I say I’m uninterested in visiting someplace – every destination presents an opportunity to learn and grow.

The Daily Prompt: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/daily-prompt-no-thanks/

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01
Nov
12

Wrath of Nilam

Well, I haven’t been in India a week and I’ve already experienced my first tropical cyclone. Melissa and I were out and about yesterday and decided it was time to hightail it back to her house. The winds were picking up and the sky angry. On the auto trip from Alwarpet to Besant Negar, we saw many trees down and streets starting to fill with water. The winds increased in intensity shortly after reaching the house and the power cut. We could hear glass breaking, people yelling and trees cracking as the storm made landfall south of here (near Mahabalipuram). The extent to which the wind bent the coconut trees around the house amazed me, how were they all not snapped in two? This morning, aside from a bit of wind it’s hard to tell a storm went through, we’ll be leaving soon to see the damage to the neighborhood, and check to see if they rescued the large diesel tanker that ran aground at nearby Elliot Beach.

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My aunt sent me a message yesterday to tell me she found something at the thrift store that would fit my little Cache man. I stopped after work, she found a XS Ruffwear Approach pack that looked like it had never been used for $1.99. I need to do a little more adjusting but surprisingly it fits (he’s 22” at the chest so on the border of sizes). Took him for a hike around the property when I got home, he’s ready to start carrying stuff!! #australianshepherd #dogsofinstagram #aussie #puppy #dog #dogstagram #aussiesofinstagram #dogs #australianshepherdworld #aussielove #aussiesdoingthings #australianshepherdsofinstagram #dogoftheday #cute #petsofinstagram #blacktri #backpackingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #ruffwear
New skates, fresh out of the skate oven! If I didn’t have to work this weekend, I’d be at one of the open skates for sure! #iceskating #skating #hockeyskates #bauer #yesifitintolittlekidskates
OMG, getting new hockey skates! This is a far cry from my cheap skates that didn’t fit all that well, heat molding?!?! #iceskates #iceskating #hockey #hockeyskates #fancy #bauer
Well, 2018 was a bit of a rough year. A year of loved ones lost, both two-legged and four-legged. But also a year of new adventures and new experiences. I didn’t keep up with documenting these adventures so I’ll be stepping back in time, via my less than active blog, to recap the excitement (and the pain) of this past year. Installment one is up, a recap of a spring backpacking trip Mira and I did to Pigeon River Country. Link in profile! #australianshepherd #dogsofinstagram #aussie #dog #dogstagram #aussiesofinstagram #dogs #australianshepherdworld #aussielove #aussiesdoingthings #australianshepherdsofinstagram #dogoftheday #petsofinstagram #backpacking #backpackingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #michigan #pigeonrivercountry #blog #roadsideamerica #roadsideoddities
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