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Spectacular Dantes View

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It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

100k Baby

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In February of last year, Joel and I decided to drop/cancel our medical insurance since we are living in Philippines and the medical cost there are reasonably cheap. We thought we wouldn't need it  since we haven't been using it for at least couple years and we've been paying $1000 dollars a month. Sometime in March the cancellation of our medical insurance got finalized and in April 4th we found out that I'm already 12 weeks pregnant.What a shock! We were just going to stay in Philippines and give birth there but after talking to someone in the US embassy in Manila, Joel and I decided to come back here in US due to paper works and whatnot. In August 6th, I'm already in my 28th weeks pregnancy when we arrived here in Fairbanks, Alaska. I was hoping and praying that I'll give birth naturally. However, things didn't go the way I hoped for and wanted to be. In September 12th, I gave birth to a beautiful son c-section due to he was breach and 6 weeks early.

A Blessing Indeed!

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After 14 years of marriage, my husband and I been blessed with a baby boy who is now 4 months old. We thought we never could have any offspring. It didn't bother us before that we didn't had any baby for the past years. But now, we sure are grateful for this wonderful blessing. Our precious, we named him Alan Gasmin Sims. April 4th of last year, I went to obgyn for a check up because I've been feeling tummy discomfort. I been having that discomfort for the past 2 months, I thought it was just a gas or something like that. But as I was walking in the clinic, the receptionist asked me,"how many months?" I told her that "Oh I'm not pregnant" After so many years, I was not expecting to be pregnant. However the doctor said that I should get a urine test. I did that and after a minute we found out that I'm indeed pregnant. Pregnant! really! I couldn't describe how I felt that moment. Overjoyed and excited I couldn't hold my tears. I told the

Singapore

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In July last year my husband and I took a short trip to Singapore. Since it was our first time there, we really had a difficult time trying to figure out how to get tickets for train/bus and how to use it. So in order to get to our hotel we had to ride a train then a bus. We figured out about the train and rode on it but when we got to the bus stops we got confused. There were so many buses, so many people, and we don't know which bus to take. We asked around but people seems to not know what bus we should take in order to get to our hotel. After several minutes of confusion, we decided to just take a taxi. Taxi fare wasn't that bad at all.  But once we figured out how to use the tickets and what buses to take, it was great! Riding trains and buses was the cheapest way to get around Singapore. When we are checking in in our hotel, we couldn't find my husband's passport. oh boy! we lost his passport. So the next day we went looking for Police Station to report his lost

At it again.

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It has been a year since my last post and so much had happened since then. I'm now back in Fairbanks, Alaska after almost a year of staying in the Philippines. I got my dog (Abby) back from the good people who took care of her while we were gone. Anyway, I'm hoping to post regularly again. Warmth weather today causes the school to closed.. crazy huh?! My hubby was shoveling the snow

My Little Trip in Guam

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For only $225 for 3 nights, this is the room I got, a beach front view room. Hotel Santa Fe is not a big hotel but it perfectly suited my needs. I actually got this room for almost 50% off. I also rented a car for 1 day ($30) and drove around the island.  View from the terrace of my room Hagatna Bay and looking at Philippine Sea Sunset over Hagatna bay Morning walk in Hagatna Bay  Fish Eye Marine Park I don't remember the name of this place but it's sure is pretty. My mother was happy to finally see the place where my granddaddy spent a couple years when he was in military. That was a long long time ago. Agfayan Bay The famous Two Lovers Point At the Hotel  - Hagatna Bay Tumon Beach Bay Matapang Beach in Tumon Bay  Butterflies in Tumon Bay The view of Two Lovers Point from Tumon Beach Rowing in Matapang Beach Bear Rock in Agfayan Point View from the top of Two Lovers Point View o