Mumbai, India

Three years ago I went to India as part of a college course. The experience was amazing. I saw so many sights and was able see a completely different culture than that of my own. I took over 800 pictures on the trip and I thought I'd share some of them with you guys. Enjoy!

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Series Preview

I'm going to be doing a series of posts featuring pictures I took while I was in India three years ago. Until then, here are some pictures to pique your interest! Stay tuned!

Mumbai, India

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal



Metal Detecting and Rainy Weekends

Thanks to a scheduling mistake I got the weekend off again. On Saturday my dad and I went metal detecting in a field about 10 minutes out of town. When my dad last drove by it there was an old foundation of a house and some trees. When we arrived the foundation had all been buried and the trees chopped down. This made it harder for us to figure out where to start digging.

Early Foggy Morning

The land we were on belongs to one of my dad's coworker's family. They were so nice to let us poke around it for a morning. I had the first find and it was shotgun shell. I found a few more of those later. Mostly all the beeps coming from the detector were telling us there was a lot of iron in the ground. Unfortunately, coins and jewelry aren't made of iron. We dug up a lot of old farming parts and did manage to find a couple of cool things.

Metal Detecting

We packed up when the people who own the land came to put some more dirt on the field. After that we headed down the road and went to another site owned by the same family. There used to be a house that one of their relatives lived in, but they had burned down the house since no one was living there anymore. There was tons of neat things lying around the land. While my dad did some more detecting, I poked around in the woods looking at all the abandoned buildings.

Burned Down House

Burnin' Down the House

Old Projector

Two Old Sheds

Shatterd Pottery

Old Curtains


After about an hour we concluded our treasure hunting and headed home. Luckily, we left before the rain started to fall.

Sunday, we took the puppy to our friends' house who have a cat so that Ryan could meet it. They live twenty minutes out of town so it was a nice drive in the country on a dreary day. When we got there we let Ryan run around their land and explore all the fun smells that puppies like. After drying the little guy off we headed in to let Ryan to meet Jones the cat. Jones doesn't like people very much so he ran off and hid in the basement while we were there.

Sword Plant

Herb Garden

We hung out and talked a bit and then my friend had the idea to take Ryan to the basement to meet Jones. A few minutes later she came back up and said the meeting wasn't very exciting. They just sniffed each other, shrugged their shoulders, then turned around. At least there wasn't any hissing or swatting!

Next time we agreed to have my friend take Ryan into the house alone so that Jones wouldn't get scared and run off.

Be sure to check out my Flickr Photostream for more pictures that didn't make the cut.

Our finds!

A Whole Bunch of Junk

Some finds!

SuFu, SoDak

This past weekend I had a rare weekend off so on Saturday I went with my mom to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to do a little shopping.

Buffalo Ridge

Our first stop was a cute little cupcake shop called Oh My Cupcakes! They had a nice selection of flavors as well as standard and mini size. We then popped on over to the falls to check them out. I hadn't been to the falls since I was at least 10. They're so impressive!

Sioux Falls

After snapping a few pictures at the falls we had coffee at the best coffee shop ever, Coffea Roasterie.

Coffee at Coffea

World Market is one of my favorite places to shop so we of course went there first. Last time I was there I bought a really cool pair of earrings, but because they were so light I think I mistakenly threw them away when I was unpacking my bags! This time I made sure to pick up the same pair and took them out of my bag right away when I got home and put them in a safe place.

New Earrings

We stopped for lunch at Panera Bread and it was delicious! It was packed inside so we ended up taking it to go and eating it in our car. It was a bit too chilly to find a park to have a picnic. There was a new natural food market in same neighborhood as the Panera so we went to see what they had to offer.

It was small, but nice. I personally would have liked to have seen some more ethnic food choices, but for a town like Sioux Falls it was perfect. I picked up some Siggi's Icelandic style skyr, which I had seen a picture of on another blog and was so excited to try it. I had it for breakfast yesterday and today and it is amazing. I'm going to have to try and see if my grocery store here will carry it because it is that good.

Siggi's Yogurt

It's been a long time since my mom and I have gone on an all-day shopping trip so it was extra nice to get out and about with her.

Auf Wiedersehen Marz!

Another month gone by already! It always amazes me how fast the months go by. March was a pretty good month around here. I got to see the last snow storm of the season, new stores opened up in town, and we got a new family member.

Monday I met up with some friends for coffee and then we went and had a few drinks after. It's always so energizing to be around good people. Wednesday I saw Sucker Punch and really enjoyed it. I loved the music in it and will be buying the soundtrack. After the movie we went to McDonald's to enjoy our last Shamrock Shake of the year.

On Thursday my brother, his girlfriend, and I went and walked around the new Menards that just opened up. I was really exited because I love hardware stores. There was so much to look at!

Colorado Bulldog
Colorado Bulldog

Shamrock Shake
Shamrock Shake

Jake at Menards

Jake and His Lovely Girlfriend
Jake and Steph