Home Leave | Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial.While visiting my sister during home leave in Virginia Beach, we took a day trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, which is about an hour and a half away. The Outer Banks — or OBX as it’s come to be known — holds a special place in my heart as theContinue reading “Home Leave | Wright Brothers National Memorial”

Home Leave | Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Kail and I spent part of home leave visiting my sister in Virginia Beach, where, previously unbeknownst to us, there are several hiking trails at state parks and national wildlife refuges within an hour’s drive or so. We went on a couple hikes during our one-week stay, the first of which was at the Great Dismal Swamp NationalContinue reading “Home Leave | Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge”

Home Leave | Filipino Breakfast

Since Kail joined the Foreign Service, any time we’ve gone back to the U.S., we have found it difficult to moderate our diets. We’re so excited to experience our favorite — or even non-favorite but simply nostalgia-inducing — foods and restaurants that our clothes are fitting a bit tighter by the end of our trip.