5 Things I Learned 1) There’s lots of people. And there’s a lot of people crammed into a smaller area. In the Southwest, there is quite a lot of people but there is much more space for everyone to spread out and have privacy — thanks urban sprawl. 2) People are waaaay more judgmental than in other parts of the USA. Social status actually means something. … Continue reading 5 things I learned when I moved to the DC area, and 5 things I miss about it.
I survived Hurricane Harvey, one year ago today. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf coast on August 25, 2017, and brought flooding and destruction to the coastal cities. I happened to be in Houston for my second NASA internship when the hurricane hit and was one of the thousands of evacuees from that weekend. I wrote this story a few weeks after the hurricane hit Houston … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: My Story
Look up. Into the sky; into the stars. There is a vast universe out there, and thousands of astronomers throughout this planet are dedicated to discovering its secrets. Tucson, Arizona is home to some of the most advancing astronomical technologies and highest visited astronomy viewing sites in the world. Many Tucsonans and travelers have visited local observatories, such as Kitt Peak and Mount Lemmon, and … Continue reading Are Your Lights On?
9 a.m. The alarm clock blares. Dirty, dusty shoes are pulled on. Later, sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses. It’s Saturday. On Saturdays and Sunday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers travel to the base of “A” Mountain to pull weeds and pick the ripest of fruits and vegetables at the Mission Garden. “We’ve developed gardens trying to honor all of the cultures that … Continue reading Tucson’s Mission Garden
Being a college student, I struggle when it comes to money. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t travel because you’re on a budget. It just takes some extra creativity and enthusiasm. Here are some fun and *FREE* places to see and things to do that I’ve discovered in and around Washington D.C. Visit the Smithsonian museums I love the Smithsonian museums. I can spend … Continue reading Free Things to do in DC
For my 21st birthday, my two closest friends and I traveled to San Francisco, California! This is the second post in my three-day series, so if you haven’t read Day 1 — go check it out here and stay tuned for Day 3, coming soon! Day 2 took us to San Fran’s iconic Fisherman’s Warf, but not before breakfast at Lori’s Diner. Lori’s Diner is … Continue reading San Francisco, California, Day 2
For my 21st birthday, my two closest friends and I traveled to San Francisco, California! This is going to be a three-day series, so stay tuned for Days 2 and 3, coming soon! Our adventure began in Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz., where we drove to from Tucson the night before our flight. We began our travels on 5 hours of sleep (not a … Continue reading San Francisco, California, Day 1
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! This year, I was lucky enough to live 15 miles north of Washington D.C. and check one adventure off my bucket list by attending the 4th of July festivities in our nation’s capital. My day began with the Independence Day Parade down Constitution Avenue at noon. It lasted little over an hour and hundreds, probably thousands, of people lined the streets. The … Continue reading 4th of July in DC