“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”
~Bertrand Arthur William Russell ; born May 18, 1872~
We have neglected our blog since we’ve gotten back home and our life has changed and also returned back to normal.
Life felt really boring and weird for awhile when we got back home- we both lost our purpose and felt pretty lost in general which is ironic because we got pretty comfortable being lost in a van in Australia and on the island of Capri for instance.
Our life for the time being has come full circle and now it’s about making a living and creating a life that’s full of good moments and making new plans.
Traveling was surreal, we were up in the clouds for awhile and it took us sometime to get back to reality. It hasn’t been easy, it was a tough transition but hard work and a positive outlook has really helped us both. What I love most about our trip is knowing our travels are just the start of a lifetime of travel, not necessarily a bucket list trip as I imagined and life can be lived anyway I want. The only limits to life are the one’s you believe you have or the one’s others convince you that you have. If you want to get off the grid, that’s your prerogative and good for you for living your life the way you want. That wasn’t instilled in me from a young age, but now I’ve lived through an unconventional lifestyle for an extended period of time and we found our own way, saving our own money and enjoyed ourselves and have great memories. I hope to carry this feeling for the rest of my life because it’s empowering and it’s easy to get caught up in following the majority or fitting into a mold.
For now, getting our first apartment together, adopting a cat, making homemade pickles (random!) and being around those we love in town has been good.
When we walked down to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, we should’ve known that amid the history and star studded fixtures that any movie buff pictures when they’re asked who their favorite Hollywood actor or actress is, there is also the less glamorous side to show business. In this case, the cheesiness of a tourist trap oozes out of the walk of fame street with tacky modern day scoundrels trying to make a living, hounding anyone who gazes down at the stars to take a Hollywood hills tour.
It was a fun walk nonetheless!
Our Foodie Escapade in LA
No one has ever denied that “knowing people” is a bad thing, have they? We went from Hawaii to LA for a 3 day trip before going to Jamaica for our final destination before heading back to Rochester.
Thanks to Dan, a friend from Rochester who calls LA home, we went on a food tour of LA. He introduced us to the restaurant he manages, Son of A Gun in West Hollywood and we indulged in one of the most delicious lunches we’ve ever had. It would be hard to top. From hush puppies to lobster rolls to a fried chicken sandwich, it was another unbelievable moment. Dreams do come true. They have for us.
On the road since June and we’ve gotten from Rochester all the way to LA, taking the long route. Yes, we arrived in the mainland USA! 8 months of traveling is hard to explain. Life altering for sure. Going home within the next week with our plane tickets booked is very bittersweet. But wait, we’re headed to Jamaica for our friends’ Kate and Shaun’s wedding first. We still have a lot to look forward to :)
The pleasure involved with eating food on this trip has been pretty endless for us. We went to a sushi restaurant in Waikiki for their late night specials as recommended to us by our good friend Jordan. This tuna bowl, beautiful just to look at was delicious to eat. Japanese food in Hawaii, we’ll take it!
Hawaiian Dancers and Pipeline Surfers