Monthly Archives: August 2012

Some snaps of the trip thus far. It has been sunny and lovely for the beginning of our Great Mid-Atlantic Trip of 2012.


I’ve missed the Chesapeake Bay, driving past huge corn fields, colonial houses, lightening bugs that come alive in the evenings and late night beers watching NFL replays at friendly bars. D and his English accent are a big hit here in Williamsburg. Yorktown should be a lot of fun later today ūüėČ

Tell you one thing though, I am not used to East Coast heat anymore. 90F degrees by 9 am in Virginia this morning. I should not be complaining, because I’ve seen rain coming down sideways in Belgium today… But we are averaging 8 bottles of water a day at this point.

Have a great weekend y’all (that’s how you have to say it once you’ve crossed down to the South)

Xx J

That’s it folks! We are jumping on a plane today to head to the States for two weeks!

I will be trying to keep up with the blog while travelling, but should everything not go to plan¬†(for example, through¬†excessive¬†napping, sightseeing, finicky wifi or spontaneous unplugging…) you can also find me and my travels on Twitter and Instagram.

You can also find me over on The Modage Cottage, where the design-savvy Kristen and I agree on a Swedish apartment we both want to move into. Here is a preview:

Visit Kristen’s blog to see more of the apartment, and keep an eye out for the tennis rackets hanging up in the kitchen. ¬†{Trust me… it works}.¬†Kirsten’s blog also tells the story about how she went from city girl to country girl, changing career and beginning to blog in the process. I admire the jump!

More to come from the States soon!

Now time to get the kittens out of the suitcase again…

xx J

Just a few pictures my father has been sending the family from the Big Island’s Kona District, on the lava-lined West Coast.¬†It is not all fun and games for the Pops, as he is working there. But yes, his family reminds him regularly they can think of worse places to temporarily have an office.¬†

Kona is one of the best spots in Hawaii to spot manta rays and the origins behind the precious¬†Kona coffee. In the slightly grimmer fact department, it also marks the spot where Captain James Cook, the first Westerner to visit the islands, was killed in Hawaii. Cook originally named the archipelago “the Sandwich Islands” in honor of the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was acting First Lord of the Admiralty in England at the time… I think we are lucky the name did not stick.¬†

Kona, you have officially been added to the must-see travel list. In the meantime, Aloha ahiahi¬†MakuakńĀne {Goodnight Dad}¬†

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