Monday, March 17, 2014

March of trips

Life has been very busy this spring term because I've been teaching 11 classes (2 on-campus & 9 online).  Two courses will end this weekend, and I'll get a little break until one starts up again the 2nd week of April.  I am thankful that I am able to work this much, and it is helping to finance some more trips which are coming fast & furious during March.

At the end of February/ beginning of March, I was able to travel with my parents to  Nashville for my niece, Lylah's 1st birthday party.  It was great to be there for that party along with seeing David, Jenn, and the rest of the family in the area.  Who wouldn't have a wonderful time with this precious girl even when she has crazy peach juice hair?

The spring break for FC and Hillsborough County lined up again; so, I was able to knock another few places off my list with a family cruise.  We went to Honduras, Belize, Costa Maya, and Mexico, and I enjoyed getting to snorkel on the 2nd largest barrier reef in two different locations.  I also had the chance to see 2 different sets of Mayan Ruins which was especially interesting because it ties into one of the Humanities courses that I teach.
 Here are some pics from the ground of the Altun Ha ruins

Here is a pic of the view from the top, and Dad & I after climbing up the above temple.  
It was a hike, but I'm so glad that I did it!

Add in some cuddle time with baby Drew and beautiful beaches like the one below, and 
how could it not be an amazing vacation?!?!?!!

My March of barely being home will continue later with a convention in Chicago that has the added bonus of getting to see my college roommate Jill along with maybe finally getting to do some touristy things there.  That will be followed by a trip to San Antonio & Austin to see another friend and go to a concert by one of my "living list" musicians to see.   At least at the end of this month, I will have crossed off 5 more places/things to do from my list.  Again, I am so blessed that my work is primarily online which allows me to get to have these wonderful experiences.  I hope everyone else is having a wonderful March!

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