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Once a Home, Built in 1907

There aren’t many buildings in Tucson, AZ that are more than 100 years old. This week my photography students and I were granted special access to one of Tucson’s oldest buildings, the Manning House. Once a private residence, what sits at 450 West Paseo Redondo is now El Rio Health‘s headquarters.

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I Don’t Have Much, But I Do Have…

The monsoon season is just upon us here in Tucson, AZ, bringing with it awesome clouds and fresh, sweet-smelling air.

…a place to sit and watch the sunset.

a place to sit and watch the sunset (my backyard)

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I Don’t Have Much, But I Do Have…

As a homeowner in Tucson, AZ, I know what it’s like to wait for the season’s first monsoon, that giving of life that your plants so desperately need. Not only does it bring relief to dry, yellowing cactus that, by July, are shriveling up upon themselves, but it also brings a cool breath of air after months of what feels like a hot blow Continue reading I Don’t Have Much, But I Do Have…

Tucson Light Parade

Whoa! It’s seriously been since September since I last posted? My goodness! Being a teacher has really changed my day-to-day life, but in an awesome way! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. Here are a few photos I took at a light parade in Tucson, AZ last weekend. Merry Christmas to you all!dsc_1512c dsc_1538c dsc_1540c

Tombstone!

I’m back in Arizona and I’m not moving away! We had so much fun in Korea but it is so very nice to be back in our hometown of Tucson, AZ. Last weekend we went to Tombstone for “Wyatt Earp Days.” Here are some of my favorite photos.

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Ulleungdo, Korea’s Island Paradise

Dare I say a stay on this island is better than Jeju? I’ve been to both now, and while Jeju is unbelievably gorgeous, Ulleungdo will make you feel like you are a thousand miles away from the hustle of the “real world.”

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The stars on the map annotate places I’ve been.

The island is about 217 kilometers from the ferry port in Pohang (one of the terminals that services trips to Ulleungdo) and is located in the East Sea between Korea and Japan. From Pohang, expect a three-hour ferry ride out at 9:50am. This is the only departure time. Returns to Pohang are at 3:30pm daily.

We spent two nights and two days on Ulleungdo, just barely enough time to do everything we wanted to do. I suggest at least another day on the island if you can swing it. There is one road that goes almost all the way around tDSC_2951che island. It takes 1.5 hours to make it to the end of the road, but not because the island is large. The road is small and meanders through scenic scapes that even a man who likes to get from point A to point B will want to stop and soak in. Multiple one lane tunnels wind themselves through the volcanic rock; you’ll have to wait your turn to go through if traffic is coming from the opposite direction. But no worries, you’re on island time here. Continue reading Ulleungdo, Korea’s Island Paradise

Haegeumgang (Shipgagul Cave)

On the second day of vacation we headed to Haegeumgang (Shipgagul Cave) which is located on Geoje Island just off the southern coast of South Korea. Geoje Island is Korea’s second largest island following Jeju. I really wanted to see this sea cave because I’d read that the water is the color of Tide detergent and tour boats take people in an out of it with ease. An aerial view of the cave shows that it is shaped like a cross, which is what Shipgagul means.

Tours to Haegeumgang are actually just a quick stop on the way to Oedo Island, which I’ll post about tomorrow!CJT_8805cThe  inside of the cave. Check out the color of that water! Continue reading Haegeumgang (Shipgagul Cave)

Damyang Bamboo Garden, South Korea

Last weekend was spring break for my kiddos here in South Korea so the whole family headed out for a week-long vacay. Our first stop was the Damyang Bamboo Garden. This place is smaller than I expected, but was nonetheless beautiful. If you are planning on going, I recommend combining this garden with another stop as it won’t keep you occupied for more than 30 min  to an hour. CJT_8255c CJT_8298c

Below is a photo of a group of children on a field trip to the garden. In all my travels throughout Korea, I’ve never seen a group of children not dressed the same when on a field trip with a school. So cute!

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Photo a Day Challenge: Day 31

#31. Someone old. (Two days ago tried to take a photo of this lady at Asan’s Onyangoncheon Market but the image just didn’t turn out very well. I went back today, spotted her and I’m much happier with this image!)CJT_6300cI’m about two months overdue, but I actually finished this challenge! Hey, better late than never!


See Photo A Day Challenge #1 for a list of what to look forward to tomorrow!