Shoutout to the folks at @commonmotor for all that they do. I’ve been at my wits end more than once with my CL350 and of course they’ve got a video that walks me thru the process step by step. The look on my face is genuine excitement because I finally replaced my ripped diaphragms with their shiny new ones. I can’t wait to get back on the road. Also shoutout to my boy @alecporter_ for introducing me to @commonmotor!
Evenings on the Atchafalaya.
Well I guess we’ve just watched so many Christmas movies and listened to so many Christmas songs that we are subconsciously dressing very Christmas-y and December’s just barely getting started.
Happy second birthday to my little niece, Lydia. Welcome to the jungle!
“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - William Shedd
Can’t seem to stay away from the old stomping grounds. Spent some time yesterday talking about past road trips and future plans. Year four is going to be an interesting one for #cordanation but navigating it together will be the best part.
Falling leaves means a new season.
Learned that today is National Louisiana Day. Seems appropriate to celebrate since we will arrive back there in a few hours.
The leaves decided to show off for our visit.
Oh, how we’ve missed you, Tennessee!
Woke up this clear morning to see a Louisiana sunrise. I’m so thankful to be able to spend few quiet moments realizing how much beauty there is in this world.
The light has been fairly moody lately as the “winter” season brings lots of intermittent rain to Southwest Louisiana. This makes for good porch chats, porch meals and well, anything porch related. It does not make for good chicken coup building weather. Bonus points if you also enjoy a tin roof pitter-patter.
Living in Asia ruined chairs for me. I do love a good desk though, so I’ll be figuring that one out.
I recently started writing again in a notebook entitled “Projects 2016.” Of course now it’s scratched out and called “Life Plans 2018.” Getting down some goals and lists on paper and it feels good. There’s a sense of determination to writing it, especially when you look at it daily.
Been surfing the webs this AM, but wishing I was on this surf vibe.
I just realized that I never posted any shots from a pre-wedding shoot of our dear friends Stella and Dkey. It was such a magical day. #😭😍
Our ninth and last country to visit before heading to the US tomorrow. Getting dressed in our family’s vintage tracht (German clothes) and festing at the #wiesn2018 with @alysoncorda was so much fun. #oktoberfest #oktoberfestmunich #oktoberfest2018 #cordanation
The drive into the city where I was born didn’t look promising. All of the mountains were socked in with clouds. Finally the clouds broke to share the beauty of the Zugspitze.
India you were something else. Here is one of the few calm moments I experienced on the streets on Chennai.
Nine days ago we said goodbye to Korea and we’ve been hopping our way thru Asia. Indonesia, Singapore and now India. Although I’ve been documenting as much as I can, I’ve been pretty quiet here on the gram. It’s hard to share the whirlwind of all that is involved with returning to America after a year. This literal journey around the world is and isn’t vacation all at once. I’m trying to find the balance between relaxing and prepping for our return to a not yet decided city in America. Really, we don’t know. I’m also trying to be really selective photography wise, holding back some of my favs so that I can put together a decent edit of this experience. One morning in Bali, I took the moto out for a lap around the neighborhood and met a farmer harvesting some crops. One thing that has been consistent is how nice everyone has been. The world is wildly different, but is so nice to see smiles everywhere.