tammytumbleweed


Relax
27/10/2014, 03:09
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EXPAT Playbook
22/10/2014, 01:03
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With my experiences living in London, England, and Lausanne, Switzerland, and my extended vacations in Italy, Germany, Central America, and France, I found myself offering my ‘playbook‘ to someone who recently relocated to another country and thought it belonged on tammytumbleweed as well.

Here are 4 Steps that will not steer you wrong:

1. Find an English Meetup.  No joke.  Go to Meetup.com and search “English”.  If you are lucky, you will have an experience as entertaining as I did:   http://tammytumbleweed.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/the-english-meetup/
2. Do something you haven’t been making time to do, because, well, let’s face it – you are all alone. ;)
3. OK, we know you aren’t all alone.  So go take advantage of the fact that you can be the “Cool American” in some way shape or form. You have nothing to lose. Get creative and get off your PC!!!
4.  Start a blog (private or public).  It’s a great way to unleash your creativity, hold yourself accountable, and reflect and record some of your most amazing memories.

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Southern Gentlemen
18/10/2014, 19:01
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When my uncle found out I was moving to Houston, Texas, he said, “Maybe you will find a Southern Gentleman down there”.

I ended up finding the most Northern Southern Gentleman possible.

Pictured: picnicking in the park

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Bradenton, FL
18/10/2014, 15:58
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This little girl was highly entertaining in her efforts to move a cooler on the beach as the storm rolled in.

We were enjoying the views while having lunch at Beachhouse Restaurant and then the fun began.

The entire family packs up and the smallest of the group of girls is pulling the largest of the items. Not only that, she changed directions a couple times, as what appeared to be her older sister wasn’t much help. Hilarious and adorable.

The best moment was when the little girl stopped dead in her tracks and looked at me taking pictures, like ‘what are you doing’.

Oh to have been able to hear what they were saying too….

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Misfit
18/10/2014, 05:34
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This Houston Ship Channel bridge, in La Porte, TX, is considered by houstonarchitecture.com to be the elegant misfit, because it brings an artsy flair to basic transportation in an area some may otherwise refer to as quite nasty.

The Fred Hartman bridge provides pretty impressive views and connects the cities of La Porte and Baytown.

2 sets of steel-reinforced concrete diamonds carry 2 separate bridge decks. The towers are each 440 feet tall, and the bridge itself is 1,250 feet long, though the approach ramps make it seem much longer.

Photographing the bridge can be difficult, unless you are on your way home from a great day of sailing. 😉

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Haunted
18/10/2014, 05:05
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The oldest and one of the best bars in Houston is also considered one of the most haunted places in America.

La Carafe is an antique bar located downtown.

Look closely in the picture below, to see the beginning of this tell tale bar’s stories.

Pretty interesting when Halloween is right around the corner….

This year’s Halloween après-party?

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Stuck?
17/10/2014, 15:37
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Another good one that reminds us to take action….

Escalator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrSUe_m19FY

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