I completed the coursework and pool training for my SSI (Scuba Schools International) Open Water Scuba Diver Certification in Baltimore this fall but because of some scheduling conflicts was not able to complete the final 5 dives.
Fortunately I was able to hook up with a dive center out here in San Diego, Dive California, and knock out the final 5 dives in epic fashion!
I, along with my awesome dive instructor Danielle, had two full
Less than twenty four hours after landing in San Diego, we were off to explore the natural beauty of the region. It was a perfect start to our scenic journey.
Torrey Pines State Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and contains over 8 miles of trails. It was a beautiful day (per usual in San Diego) which made exploring the trails and unspoiled beaches even more enjoyable. We were also lucky enough to see
One of the final items on our pre-trip checklist was to throw a departure celebration with our friends and family. Neither Chris or myself are particularly good at planning events, but it turned out being a flawless decision in making sure that we had a chance to see all of our closest friends and family members before leaving the country.
It may not always be necessary to throw a party when you leave the country, but
Before we take off on this newest adventure, we thought it would be important to write a couple of posts detailing our first excursion as a couple – Mt. Kilimanjaro, which we summited in February of last year.
So…from the top.
It was September 2013 when we decided to buy a Living Social bargain to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (you heard correctly, a Living Social deal!). At the time, we knew little of the mountain or the