Spring Break 2018 in Peru

The whole family (wife, and three kids 3, 6, 10) just went to Machu Picchu (MP), Peru for spring break.  We loved it!  Since many people have asked about the trip, I decided to document some suggestions and lessons learned here.  Enjoy:   Pre-Planning If you want to get into the spirit before your trip, […]

Three Schools, Three Days

Thank you again to all the people that donated. I wanted to give you a quick update on how the trip is going.: First, it is a lil hot about 94 degrees. This is a bit harsh when you add in pollution, traffic and bugs. That said, the schools that we are visiting are quite […]

Spelling is not CPS’ forte

Apparently, you did not need to finish school, to cancel school. I received this from CPS today: “School Closed Again Tomorrow a Due To Weathet by Mrs. Barbara <snip> Due to extreme weather conditions, classes will be cancelled for all CPS students Thursday, January 8th. Classes are scheduled to resume Friday, January 9tth.”

How do you transport a family of four?

Hand me down pink helmets and bicycles (tri-cycles?) built for two. This is how we rode to the Lincoln Park Fest this past weekend. G and B ride the tandem while the boys are on the mountain bike and baby seat. All in all not too shabby. I am convinced that G and B on […]

我和小兔子

Some people smuggle diamonds. Some gold. Me? 小兔子(lil rabbits). Wifey sent me on a quest: “Go get me a rabbit” so here I am in Hong Kong, sweating in my suit in 70F while the locals don scarves and North Face the size of the Stay Puff marshmallow man, hobbling up and down hills in […]