Sharing Images and Insights from Japan

Hello Corvias Family,

Today, I am sharing my recent trip to Japan, the first vacation I’ve taken as a young adult.  International trips are no easy thing, they take a lot of time, planning, and funds.  I am grateful for the opportunity and the ability to travel.  I spent ten days in Kyoto for no better reason than my friends and I wanted to.  By sheer coincidence, I wound up going at the height of cherry blossom season (hanami), and Japan loves itself some cherry blossoms (sakura).

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Life as an Army Brat Overseas

When I first arrived in Italy as a ten year old, I was expecting a tidal wave of culture shock. We were heading towards Vicenza, a city outside of Venice, for a three-year assignment with SETAF and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and I wasn’t sure I was ready for the Italian experience. I think I envisioned myself riding a gondola on my way home from school, with a quick stop at the piazza after a pick-up soccer game to pick up some spaghetti for dinner.

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My City and the Heart of Tiger Nation

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Family Party in the Backyard

With moving around all my life, I have always believed that home is where your family lives. It isn’t a static place and it can have an entirely different background from year to year. But if I had to pick one city that I feel home in, it could possibly be Baton Rouge. It is crazily the city where I have lived the longest, only six years total. I even went away and came back for Physician Assistant school! And for now, it is my home.

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