American living in Gent, Belgium who gets to travel the world for work. Food lover, daily adventurer, complete wanderluster.

I'm Alive!

I'm Alive!

What a crazy, crazy month. I completely got lost in work, travel and adulting.  I have been meaning to post, but life got in the way. 

Here are the travels of the past six weeks:

  • Delta and KLM: BRU-->AMS-->SFO (May 5th)--all went easy, peasy
  • United: SFO-->SNA (Orange County) (May 9th) -- smooth
  • Driving: Whole state of California (May 15-May 22) -- loved my rental Dodge Charger!
  • Delta: SMF-->LAX-->AUS (May 23rd) -- super early, but good
  • Delta: AUS-->ATL-->GSO (Greensboro) (May 25th) --sad to leave Austin
  • Driving: Winston-Salem, NC-->Blacksburg, VA (May 29th) -- sick and slept the whole way
  • Driving: Blacksburg, VA-->Ashburn, VA (June 2nd) -- caught up on phone calls
  • Driving: Ashburn, VA-->Philly, PA (June 4th) -- listened to great tunes (mainly country)
  • Driving: Philly, PA-->Blacksburg, VA (June 5th) -- terrible thunderstorms caused delays
  • Driving: Blacksburg, VA-->Ashburn, VA (June 8th) -- caught up on work phone calls
  • Driving: Ashburn, VA-->Blacksburg (June 9th) -- finally done driving!
  • Set to fly back to Belgium on June 13th --so ready to get home
Had a great month working on my tan. 

Had a great month working on my tan. 

I started in Santa Rosa and then flew down to Orange County for meetings and a work photo shoot. By May 15, I started driving the state of California. Each day,  I was working about 15 hours a day with approximately 6-7 hours of driving. Stops included San Diego, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Lake Tahoe, Folsom, Santa Rosa (again) and Sacramento.

By Sac, I was exhausted... and sick. The worst. I already had a flight to stop through Austin for two days to see my best friend from grad school.  We had an amazing time catching up and I was so excited to meet her adorable boys. Luckily, they put up with my weak voice and annoying cough.

Onto Winston-Salem for US nationals. By that Sunday, I crashed and wound up in urgent care getting antibiotics, steroids and prescription cough syrup. They all were godsends and I started to bounce back fairly quickly.

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While I had meds, I still didn't get to slow down much until today. Over the past 1.5 week, I drove to DC, Philly, back to Blacksburg, back to DC and back to Blacksburg again. But the DC trips were thrilling because I bought a condo! I feel like a super adult. 

My new condo... That I never plan to live in.

My new condo... That I never plan to live in.

Now I am puppy sitting. Not just puppy sitting, but also dog, horse, cat and chicken sitting. I get on a plane Monday....I'm ready.

My favorite kind of office mate.

My favorite kind of office mate.

I’m ready to sleep in my own bed...
Travel Favorites

Travel Favorites

Brief Stop Through NorCal

Brief Stop Through NorCal