Travel

Feel free to browse my travelogue, though it is as much a personal record to remember everywhere I’ve gone as it is a site for others to view. The links on the years connect to pages with pictures.

States and countries I have lived in or visited (alphabetical order)

Arizona: (1988) – Though I’ve driven through the northern tip of Arizona more times than I can count, it’s only been a destination one time that I know of – and that time was when I was only 3 years old, so I can’t remember it.

California: Los Angeles (1993, 2000, 2002, 2003) – California was the big vacation destination for me as a kid, as it is for many people living in the American West. My first time was a trip to Disneyland with my immediate family, cousins, and grandparents in 1993. I went back to the LA area several times as a teenager: in 2000 to a high school jazz band festival (also visiting Disneyland again); in 2002 with my mom and younger sister (her dance group performed in Disneyland); in March 2003 with my friend Nate’s family (to Disneyland again!); in May 2003 with my senior graduating class (Six Flags); and a third time in 2003 with the Upward Bound group (again to Six Flags, and also to a taping of “Wheel of Fortune”).

California: San Diego (2001) – I visited San Diego with Upward Bound in summer 2001. We went to Sea World, the zoo, and several museums. We stayed at the UCSD dorms.

Colorado: Denver (2007) – I’ve been in the Denver airport for layovers many times, but I’ve never flown to or from there. My only time visiting was a road trip in August 2007 for an open house celebrating the wedding of my dear friends Shaun and Lanette.

Florida: Naples (2011) – A sunny week in Florida hit the spot in January 2011. We visited Naples, where my brother-in-law and his wife were living at the time. My mother-in-law was staying in town for the winter, so we had a free place to stay!

Guatemala (2004-2006) – I lived in Guatemala from August 2004 until June 2006 as a missionary for my church. What an amazing experience! I lived in Guatemala City from April 2005 until April 2006. I lived in 3 other villages during my time there (Palencia August – November 2004; Santa Cruz Verapaz/Valparaiso; Sayaxche April – June 2006). I was able to visit the beautiful San Cristobal Verapaz, Coban, and the famous Mayan temples in Tikal.

Idaho: Boise (2007)

Idaho: Malad (2007, 2011)

Illinois: Nauvoo (1997)

Illinois: Chicago (2013)

Indiana: Bloomington (2011-present)

Indiana: Columbus (2012) – December, 2012

Indiana: French Lick / West Baden (2012) – December, 2012

Indiana: Indianapolis (2012) – Spring and summer, 2012

Kentucky: Louisville (2011-2013)

Maryland: Chevy Chase (2002)

Mexico (1988)

Minnesota (2008-2013) – (some lake), MN – August, 2012 Lakeville / Bloomington, MN – April, August 2008

Missouri (1997, 2012)

Nebraska (1997)

Nevada (1993, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011) – Mesquite, NV – July, 2011; 2003 with Nate; 2003 for senior Wet and Wild trip

New Mexico (1988)

Oregon (2007)

Pennsylvania (2011) – Pittsburgh, PA (PhD applicant interviews) – February, 2011

Utah (1985-2004, 2006-2013) – Provo, UT (IFIP IS Security workshop) – September 20-23, 2012

St. George, UT – July, 2010 Park City, UT – August 2009 Park City, UT – August 2008 Utah National Parks – Summer 2006

Texas (2013) – San Antonio, TX (CSCW conference) – February 24-28, 2013 – Dallas/Fort Worth (Ron) – June 21-13, 2013

Virginia (2002)

Washington, DC (2002)

Places I’ve only driven through or had a flight layover

Iowa

Kansas

Wyoming

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