When I say “Hand”

Since being on our trip, there’s been a ton more family time.  We are often in busy places, with lots of people, and we need to move quickly and stick together, which means we’ve been working on Nolan’s listening skills. When Jim, Nolan, and I…

Family: London

I gotta say, London was a winner for me in the Family category. I don’t’ know if it was because our own family dynamics changed or if London was as lovely as it seemed to be.   I can validate the perspective that Londoners are…

Food: London Part 2

After getting the food home from our initial stock-up from TESCO, I noticed some of the food expired quickly. For example, the single cream had a label that said, “use within 3-days of opening” and the strawberries, while amazing, started to go back within about…

Food: London Part 1

When we book locations, we research ahead of time to ensure our house is close to a grocery store.  In London, we were about a half mile walk from a TESCO. TESCO is comparable to a Kroger. It’s a larger store with a bit of…

No.18 Jansons Road

When we first arrived in London, I found myself super anxious.  It finally hit me that we are doing this!  I took a deep breath and referred back to my check-in list and quickly went to work. Step 1: Assess the living space at No.18…

A Lesson in UK English

I always knew English (United States) vs English (United Kingdom) was different, but now that I’ve been here a few weeks, I’ve now really experienced the difference.  It’s really interesting, here are a couple of fun examples: Lift = Elevator Pushchair = Stroller Suncream =…

Family: A US Baseline

My third topic of interest on this trip is Family. Get ready, this is likely going to be one of my longest posts. I will try not to ramble, but this is personally, by far, one of my biggest reasons for taking our trip. While America…

Faith: A US Baseline

Let’s talk Faith / Religion.  I’ve always been a person of faith, though over the past few years I’ve become very dis-enchanted by religion. I believe religion has also become a business in the United States. In our hometown of Fishers, Indiana, I would venture to…

Let’s Get Real

I’ve gotten a ton of comments, posts, and messages about how adventurous and exciting our trip looks. Friends and family from back home are so inspired by what we are doing, which I love hearing, but I also want to be real about our trip…

Food: A US Baseline

One of the topics I was most interested in learning more about as we travel is FOOD.  In a previous post, I shared my transition to the Keto Life, which has made me more aware and self-educated on our nutrition in the United States.  So…