Since the point of this visit was to spend time with family, we didn’t make too many plans, and didn’t take too many trips into the city. However, we decided to take this opportunity to enjoy little things, stay local, and get a feel for what it would be like to live here. This consisted … More 12/6/2019 – A Day in the Life
We didn’t have anything big planned for the day, so we looked on Google Maps and the internet for quick excursions, and found Tong Hua park (桐花公園), a short cab ride away. Yes, we’d learned our lesson about blindly trusting Google Maps in Taiwan, but old habits die hard. While Google Maps is accurate about … More 12/4/2019 Tong Hua Park
We booked our flights to Taiwan for November 27, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, and basically spent Thanksgiving day on the plane, because by the time we arrived in Taipei, with the time change, it was Friday morning the 29th. The flight was about what you would expect with a 2-year old. Vale was amused … More Taipei Thanksgiving Weekend
On Tuesday morning, jet lag got the better of Vale, who woke up at 1:00 am or so, ready to roll. I breastfed her, then Kyle took her out and about and let her get some energy out at two playgrounds, one in my parents’ condo complex and then another down the street. Vale was … More 滿月園 National Park, SanXia Old Street, 11/20/2018
We left for Taiwan on November 17, 2018. We drove up to LA on a Saturday evening, and arrived earlier than we intended, which ended up being a good thing because between Chase and EVA, someone fucked up Vale’s name on her ticket, and although we were advised this had all been resolved, we showed … More First “Day” in Taiwan! 11/17-11/19
On our last day in Portland, we started out with good old hotel breakfast, then walked to a hipster coffee joint where we got a latte and peach hand pie to go. We made our way to Laurel Hurst park, which was another sylvan expanse of green, and featured a glittering, deep emerald pond. It … More Portland 10/7/2018 – Goat to have fun!
Vale had a late night for a baby, so she slept in a little. When she woke up, we stopped by the lounge on the 10th floor to get some free breakfast. We had refried beans, scrambled eggs, grilled cactus, and a pork stew with cactus. The scrambled eggs were standard hotel-style scrambled eggs. The … More Sunday Funday in Tijuana