. . . love, elizabeth



An Evening at Circle B


At the beginning of last year, I made my first visit to Circle B Bar Reserve near Winter Haven. It was a misty, cool morning, and I was mesmerized by the spiderwebs that were made visible by the dewdrops that clung to them. At the time, I created a post about the webs and spiders that I encountered.

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An Evening in Wapakoneta


Almost 3 years ago, I decided to see more of the county where I grew up. My favorite discovery was Wapakoneta, where I admired the well-preserved architecture, visited the Neil Armstrong museum, and explored the awe-inspiring Temple of Tolerance. I’ve been wanting to go back for another visit ever since that day.

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Monthly Update: October 2014

Once more, I’ve gone far too long without updating this website. Despite not having made many plans for my time back in the US, I ended up traveling much more than I realized I would. So, without further ado, here is what kept me so busy for all of last month!

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Expat Date Night: TerasKota


Josh and I work six days a week. While this schedule suits us just fine (in fact, Saturday classes are my favorite), it admittedly isn’t very conducive to traveling on the weekends. We’re looking forward to seeing more of Indonesia at some point, but by the time Sunday comes around, we’re ready to spend a good part of the day relaxing. As a result, we’re starting to find plenty of things to do in our own area.

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First Jaunt into Jakarta

One of the rare times we saw drivers heed a command to stop.
Oncoming traffic in Jakarta

“Before we begin, I must first tell you the bad things about Jakarta. We do not want our applicants to be surprised when they arrive here.”

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Snapshots of Birmingham

As I mentioned in my last post, I didn’t have a chance for any big adventures on this trip to England, but I did find many small moments to enjoy during my time in Birmingham.


England is a dependably rainy country, and I spent many afternoons sipping tea and reading while glancing out the rain-streaked windows at the greenery that was so abundant in Birmingham.

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Photo Essay: Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island

It’s been a chilly week in England; the rain was expected, but I’m more surprised by the fact that it keeps hailing. Over the winter, I coped with the cold by thinking of our 110-degree stay in Las Vegas over the summer. And now, as my teeth chatter during my wanders around Birmingham, I can’t help thinking about a very warm day that I had last month during my stay in Florida.

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Photo Essay: US Road Trips of the Summer

To me, nothing says “American summer” like long car trips through our beautiful country. With my classes starting today and summer drawing to a close, I thought I would put together my favorite photos from my road trips over the last few months.

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