Apr 13, 2014

The Perfect Spring Break Family Vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico

Last week we were in Los Cabos for the kids' spring break.  Our two criteria for a spring break vacation was 1) Warm weather, and 2) Relative close proximity to San Francisco.

Mar 19, 2014

Final European Capsule Wardrobe

3-1/2 weeks
5 countries
1 carry-on

This was no easy feat. Weather and activities would vary considerably.  Obviously, my strategy was to take only what I thought was absolutely necessary. This would require a lot of laundry and a lot of re-wearing.

Feb 24, 2014

Parasite Cleanse, Week 2... and a Colonic Experience

Last Friday marked the end of 2nd week of the 4-week-long Humaworm program.  I didn't notice anything during that second week except for excruciating constipation.  Because of that, I decided to cut my losses and discontinue the program.

I was so blocked up and constipated and my mom and sister had been raving about a colonic hydrotherapist they had been seeing that I scheduled an appointment.  Oh yes I did!

My appointment was last weekend.

Feb 13, 2014

Parasite Cleanse, Week 1

Tomorrow I will be 1 week into my 30-day Humaworm program.  So far so good with the exception of some mean constipation.

I decided to try Humaworm since it had been about 8 years since my last cleanse during my "health overhaul" period.  During the overhaul, I moved to all organic food, switched to natural face & body products, replaced my old leaky amalgam fillings with composite, and tried alternative health therapies like oil pulling.  I also tried a parasite cleanse for the first time ever, starting with Dr. Natura's Colonix program, followed soon after by Dr. Schulze's Intestinal Program #1 and #2. I removed visible parasites with both of them.  I saw what, from extensive research, was most likely liver flukes, pinworm or tape worm segments, and roundworm casings in the toilet after bowel movements.

Jan 3, 2014

Trip Overview

Europe was spectacular.  We saw and did some amazing things on the trip.  In 3-1/2 weeks we visited 5 countries, 7 cities, and 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  We swam in the Mediterranean, hiked in the Alps, went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, among many other things.

The kids did amazingly well... most of the time... but had some behavioral issue doozies as well. Traveling with kids is hard.  I think this trip was about a week too long.  Shit started hitting the fan while we were in Paris.  We were all tired of traveling and the kids were saying, "I want to go home."

Europe Trip Epilogue

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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles:
SFO to FRA / Cologne
Cologne to Munich
Munich to Füssen roundtrip
Munich to Mürren
Mürren to Avignon
Avignon to Paris
Paris to London
Car Rental from London to Bournemouth roundtrip

Cities & Sights:
Cologne / Arnhem
Neuschwanstein Castle (Füssen)
Southern France
London Part 1
Southern England
London Part 2

Packing & Final Wardrobe

Aug 27, 2013

Life Got In the Way

I've been back for a week-and-a-half and still haven't done any posts about the trip.  This is unsettling because I'm afraid I'll forget the little details.  Alas, life got in the way.

Stay tuned!