Nomads on the move, currently in South America

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I’m Coming Out! Culturally Ambiguous

Soleil joins the Bomberos

I was walking back from climbing the other day with Soleil in the kiddy-pack, and a guy I'd never seen before crossed our path from the opposite direction. As we passed, Soleil's tiny hand started waving vigorously behind me. "Hola! Hola amigo! Hola!" she said. Ten feet further up the trail already, the guy yelled back, "Ola Soleil! Todo bem?" And, yet, even though I didn't recognize this man, I'd be willing to bet he's seen my boobs. It's like this everywhere we go. … [Read More...]

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Dear Daddy: A Letter from Soleil

Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone, lots has happened. First of all, I got sick.  Here I am in bed...suffering without you. Mom compensated for your absence by letting us watch Plaza … [Read More...]

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Update from Brazil

Yep, it's true. We haven't been updating the blog. Just caught up in the whirlwind of life. Here's a quick update from Brazil... Soleil is in full training mode... potty training that is.  Nothing … [Read More...]

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Injured Again – Serra Do Cipó, Brazil

Quick update from Brazil... It always takes us a couple weeks to really get settled into a place. On the one hand, we got incredibly lucky in Serra Do Cipó and immediately found our amazing … [Read More...]

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Rock Climbing Serra Do Cipó, Brazil

When we left Argentina and entered Brazil, our target location was Serra Do Cipó. Up until a month ago we had never heard of this place, but a friend told us it was the best place in South America to … [Read More...]

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Aloha Brazil

We left Buenos Aires on our way to Serra Cipo, Brazil knowing that we had a long 5-6 day drive in front of us, and in order to get there we were going to drive right by the world famous Iguazu … [Read More...]

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Moving On Buenos Aires

  As you can see, we haven't been updating the blog much. Things have been hectic around here... well, at least hectic for some of us. This last month in Buenos Aires went by … [Read More...]

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Gracious Goes the Ghost of Kiki

In August of 2012, we found out that Kiki had terminal heart and liver problems and was given six months to live.  (Read the post here).  She defied the prognosis and lived for nearly two more years. … [Read More...]

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Chillin in BA

Not really in a mood to say much. But here are some photos of our first week in BA. So glad my Mom is here. Soleil is loving it. Every morning the first thing she says is, "Noni, Noni". And every … [Read More...]

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On To Buenos Aires…

We just completed another uber-burly travel mission and have arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To get here we traveled for 6 days flying from Cozumel to Atlanta and then Atlanta to Santiago. We … [Read More...]

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Goodbye Mexico, Hello Open Road!

Well, our 3 week family vacation in Mexico is finally over. That really flew by! I put together a video of the trip. Check it out below... Click here to watch   Here are the final round … [Read More...]

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Cozumel Family Vacation

Looks like we haven't posted anything on the blog in a while. Sorry about that. We've been lost in the family vacation! Looks like we've also fallen a bit behind on the Sprinter Life emails. … [Read More...]

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Soleil – New Country – Mexico

The last few weeks really flew by! Since we had booked flights out of Santiago to head up to Mexico for our family vacation, we've been hanging out in the general area killing time. After … [Read More...]

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It’s My 40th B-day

I was born on April 18th, 1974. Today is my 40th birthday. That means one thing to me right now. I'm getting DAMN OLD! I debated writing a big philosophical post for my birthday. Reflections and … [Read More...]

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A Day in the Life of Soleil: Pichilemu

In case you were wondering what an 18-month-old nomad does on the road, I thought I'd share my average day with you. I wake up next to Mama under a web of mosquito net. I would really like to rip … [Read More...]

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Valley Of Condors

We crossed back into Chile a few days ago. I think it's like our 4th or 5th time crossing into this country in the last year. It's our toughest border, and I hate it. So many rules in Chile. We've … [Read More...]

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Heading North

After three amazing months exploring Northern Patagonia we've done something that feels very odd. For the first time in nearly 4 years, we've started driving North! Originally, when we left the … [Read More...]

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Piedra Parada: A Globetrotter’s Paradise

Just before heading back to Piedra Parada, I was interviewed as part of a research project on globetrotters conducted by a lovely French Canadian woman, a fellow gypsy-mama named Valarie Bertrand. As … [Read More...]

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Dear Soleil – You pack a mean punch

Dear Soleil, You're 1 year and 5 months old right now and, to be honest, I believe you've reached your terrible twos a bit early. Yes, you're still my sweet little angel, but some of your … [Read More...]

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Rock Climbing Piedra Parada

For the last couple of years, everybody down here in South America has been telling us to go to Piedra Parada. By everybody, I mean everyone in the rock climbing circles. You see, Piedra Parada is the … [Read More...]

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Short Update: Futaleufu

One piece of big news this week. My amazing wife was published in the latest issue of Adbusters Magazine. This is bad ass on many levels. It's only a matter of time before this girl's writing career … [Read More...]

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Short Update: Fun in the park…

Well, we haven't moved very far in the last week. Last week Soleil started getting real fussy. We thought she might just be getting sick, but it took a turn for the worse later in the week when she … [Read More...]

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Back in Argentina – El Bolson

After our climbing adventure in Cochamo, (remember here), we decided to head back across the border into Argentina. Honestly, I couldn't get out of Chile fast enough. I really don't know why so many … [Read More...]