Amtrak Experience – Houston to San Francisco (Emeryville) Day 2 of 3

First Night My first night’s sleep on the train was decent. I woke up more times than I normally would a night because along with my middle-aged bladder, I also woke up whenever the train rocked excessively or was stopped. It was fairly warm at first and I slept with no sheets or cover, but... Continue Reading →


Amtrak Experience – Houston to San Francisco (Emeryville) Day 1 of 3

I decided to break this into mutiple posts or it will end up being too long. My train left Houston at the Amtrak train station on Washington, close to downtown Houston. I took an Uber from the rental car place to my favorite Pho restaurant in the Heights to have pho one last time in... Continue Reading →

The Great Mosquito Massacre of 2017

This post has nothing to do with the move to Medellin Colombia, but I’m trying to write more consistently. I am 4 days from the Amtrak train trip to San Francisco and we are 17 days away from the trip to Medellin, Colombia. The Airbnb I have been staying in since July 10th has mosquitos.... Continue Reading →

Having United Premier Status is Awesome

It looks like I will be heading down to Medellin with 4 bags. Two checked and two carry-ons. Or more accurately, one carry-on and one personal item. I’m trying to bring down as much as possible because it’ll probably be November or December before I get back to Houston to bring more stuff down to... Continue Reading →

Three Airbnbs in Two Months

My lease ended in June and work continued. Originally work was supposed to end in June, but I decided to stay until the end of July to make more money for Colombia. I had two choices for a place to stay. I could extend my lease another month, which meant another month living with no... Continue Reading →

It’s Been a Crazy Month…

It’s been a crazy month and so much has changed. It’s finally slowed down a bit so I thought I would give a quick update and then write a blog entry on each update over the next week. (blog subjects in bold) My original plan was to fly to San Francisco and stay with Gary... Continue Reading →

My Give a Shit Level…

I have a few friends that just turned 40 and to celebrate, they booked a vacation to the Hyatt Ziva resort in Cabo San Lucas. I, along with 36 others, enjoyed 5 days and 4 nights of a beautiful all inclusive resort, scuba diving, offshore fishing and enjoying drinks and meals with some quality people.... Continue Reading →

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