I am the worst at updating my blog. I can’t believe it has been over a month since I updated you on my adventures in Peace Corps Paraguay.
This last week, I had Long Field
Practice near Caraguatay. Long Field Practice is when PC trainees visit a Volunteer,
for a few days, in their site to see what service is like.
I planted trees, gave a charla,
visited some historical sites, swam in the river, celebrated my first holiday
in country (Halloween), sweated all day, and laughed all week. It was truly a
great time and I came back feeling very motivated and excited about my future service!
I made it to Paraguay!!! I have been here in country for
about a week and a half now and it still hasn’t really hit me that I am in
Paraguay with the Peace Corps. It has been a huge roller coaster of high highs
and low lows, but I couldn’t be more content.
While I am writing this post, I have just 31 days left at home!!! It’s crazy that in a short month I will be boarding a plane and starting this new adventure that I have been dreaming about for so long.
In early May (before the new Star Wars land opened), my boyfriend and I visited Los Angeles and Disneyland. The trip was originally his birthday present…but then it grew to being his Christmas present, my graduation celebration, and our three-year anniversary celebration. We were really celebrating a lot on this trip!
I wasn’t sure how I wanted this blog post to be layout because I didn’t take many photos on this trip (partly because I was sick). The photos I did take were taken on my old Samsung phone, which doesn’t have the best camera. Still, I wanted to do a little post about the trip for our memories.
One of my favorite drives from the Portland, OR area is to Seattle, WA. Seattle is a cool city with a completely different vibe than Portland. Every time I am in the city, I wish I had the opportunity to visit more.
This Memorial Day, my boyfriend and I decided to drive up to Seattle. It had been 10 months since the last time we were up in this area so the trip was long overdue! I was really excited for a road trip and to be back in Seattle. I think one of my favorite part of the trip is the drive. The drive isn’t too long (around three hours from Portland, OR)–I always find it relaxing and a great way for my boyfriend and me to bond and enjoy each others’ company. On our trips to Seattle, we usually visit different attractions. This time, we kept it simple and only visited a few places.
Long time no write! It has been a minute since I publish a blog post. In the past three weeks, I graduated university with my Bachelor of Science, traveled to Los Angeles and Disneyland, and gotten sick. I am really excited to be back and with the last post of my Nashville series.
I visited Atlanta, Georgia on one of my last days on spring break. It is quite a drive from Nashville (4.5 hours), but I wanted to make a quick trip. One of the main reason I wanted to visit Atlanta was because of the Georgia Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquarium. My boyfriend speaks very highly of it that I became curious and it was nearby enough that I had to visit.
One of my travel goals is to visit every United States national park. When I was in Nashville, I researched nearby parks to visit and found Mammoth Cave National Park (I also visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). I didn’t know much about Mammoth Cave or have even heard of it, but I knew it would be amazing (it is a national park after all) and my mom really enjoys visiting caves.
I am a bit bummed that I didn’t get this blog post up yesterday (Sunday at 6 pm is my usual posting time). The excuse is that it has been a crazy week with finals and graduation! I didn’t have time and I wanted to take the day off yesterday to celebrate my accomplishments.
It is crazy that I am still working on my spring break blog posts when summer is already here! I promise you though we are over halfway through!!!
Ruby Falls was my mom’s favorite attraction on our Spring Break trip and it is easy to see why.
Why do you want to join the Peace Corps? This is one of the first questions I get asked when I tell people about my post-university plans (and where I am going?). I think it is an important question–definitely one everyone should reflect on and think about before applying to the Peace Corps. So why do I want to join the Peace Corps?
I can’t believe I am still doing my Nashville Spring Break travel series! It was a really fun trip and I am grateful to have the opportunity to go through my photos now and relive the trip!
After visiting Nashville, the next stop on my spring break trip was to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park isn’t really close to Nashville–it was around a four-hour drive but my goal is to visit all the United States National Park so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The day was cloudy and extremely rainy. Because of the long drive and rainy day, I could only explored a small portion of the park and didn’t get the chance to take a lot of photos. Still, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was gorgeous and a great area to explore.