My Life. My Adventures. Me

    My Story

    I am an accomplished writer and public speaker from East Germany. I currently now reside in the USA, West Virginia to be exact and love it like home. I started this blog to document my path in this unknown journey called "life". Every month I'll aim to add something valuable to my readers and to my legacy as I navigate the course. Enjoy with me and I will be thankful! Good Day Folks!

    My Family

    These are my heartbeats, Esthela (on the left) and Josh (on the right). With good vibes and positivity I know that all I want for them will come to past. You may hear from them very soon, let's hope they oblige.
    Esthela Finch
    My Beautiful Wife
    Josh Finch
    My Son

    "Das ist mein Leben"

    My Most Recent Adventures

    • Sep, 22

      A Hike up the Colorado Mountains

      Hiking mountains in Colorado is fun and a good way to exercise. I had been putting off this hiking trip to the mountains for the longest time ever (about 9 months actually) and my son Josh was becoming irate about the whole thing. Had he not woken up on a school day and packed for the hike, maybe this one day vacation would never have happened! My wife found him in the kitchen busy making sandwiches and other snacks to bring to his hiking trip and jokingly helped him with it. One look at them and I realized something had to give. A resolve was made and everyone pinky promised that the first weekend of the following month would be it.

      In Search of the Perfect Challenge

      I started Googling immediately for the best hiking trail for beginners since we had not done this before. With 140 trails and 54 peaks to choose from, this was becoming strenuous by itself. One helpful website broke down the trail difficulties from easy to strenuous and this helped us decide on the best fourteeners for beginners. I included the “crew” for a final decision and at last we had our pick, Mt. Bierstadt it was! We figured it was the best way to start since it’s a very popular family hiking trail and you can get quick help in case anything wrong happens.

      Practice Makes Perfect

      Preparing for the mountain hike was just as fun. We made it a habit to walk whenever we could to build endurance and get our leg muscles accustomed to long walks. Josh rode everyday to school on his bike. I did a couple of morning and evening runs to get my lungs into shape. I was super-dad and there is no chance in hell I was going to cave in before my son! I also read about AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and that wasn’t going to be either, hopefully.

      Packing for D-Day

      I had no idea how to pack for a hike in the mountains and I had to seek the help of a friend to get it just right. We pulled out the hiking boots from the attic and dusted them in preparation for the family’s day out. We packed light daypacks each for three of us and made sure we had enough water, food (mostly granola and jerky), cell phones, sunglasses & sunscreen, 3 flashlights and 2 head lamps, a pocket knife each for me and my wife, matches, a compass, first aid kit and a map. I also packed a small radio for entertainment and listening in on any news especially about the weather. I bought hiking poles for the three of us too. Lastly, we packed some extra warm clothes just in case. The one thing we never travel without is a camera and everyone carried theirs.

      Journey to the Top

      The day finally came and everyone in the house (including the cat) was unusually happy. Our road trip to Denver started early Friday morning. We thought the road trip would give us a chance for more sight seeing as opposed to flying there. I’m glad we did this. Josh was gleaming all the way and he practically stuck his head out the window the whole way asking about every interesting thing we came across which of course I had fun answering (making up some of the answers too!). We got to Denver late in the evening made a quick stop to counter check if what we’d carried would be enough (I added tinned sardines and some “adult supplies” from Tommyknocker to my menu). From here we headed straight to the trailhead at the top of Guanella Pass through Grant where we camped at Burning Bear campsite.

      Our hike started early Saturday morning and by 7:30 am we were almost at the mountain lakes past the creek (Scott Gomer Creek) and the willows. We were determined to summit it so we kept a rather fast pace with stopovers to enjoy a few bites and take some photos against the lush background. Three miles up and the green disappeared leaving a rocky trail to the top. Josh led all the way running ahead and …

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      Aug, 16

      Our Dental Vacation to Mexico

      So I went to Cancun to finally take care of my Denture problems……

      Denture problems can be a pain especially if they keep you from the essentials such as smiling and eating. I had terrible lower teeth! OMG, I held my mouth in my hand every time I smiled in public, it was horrible. Today I have a perfect smile and I don’t have to keep twitching and flinching when I eat ice cream or have a hot cup of coffee any more. This is all thanks to one little trip I took recently. My all on 4 surgery experience was a total success and I will always thank my lucky stars I went to Cancun, Mexico for this.

      The Slow Start

      Of course I was weary of going to Mexico for the All On 4 Dental Implants procedure. My friends kept coming up with all these scary stories of botched surgeries and that really got me tense about the whole thing. I made up my mind to pack and go when I couldn’t stand the pain and obvious embarrassment despite my friend’s constant reassurance that they liked me the way I am, typical! They thought a visit to a local dentist would be better, but that came with a huge price tag on it. I just had to get this done, and for the prices offered per arch at Dr. Arzate’s office (All On 4 Implants Cancun), I couldn’t resist it.

      The Arrival to Mexico

      My flight was well scheduled and we got there just in time for me to make it for my first appointment. The clinic looks amazing for lack of a better word. I really didn’t expect such class and ambiance so forgive for wanting to walk out and come back in for more surprise! The receptionist was always there with a perfect pearl white smile which said so much about the quality of their business. In fact, everyone in the facility has perfect teeth for all I can remember. I have never seen such a beautiful collection of nice smiles in my life!

      My Short & Sweet Wait

      The friendly dentists assured me that the process would take only 4 – 5 appointments spread over 8 days max. I wish I had come here a year earlier because my teeth almost ruined my unplanned vacation. The beaches are gorgeous… white sands stretching for miles and people having fun everywhere, all smiles, except guess who? The first two days I went to Playa Delfines beach and had the time of my life (and I touched a pelican, yey!). I couldn’t wait for this fairy tale to end with a perfect set of choppers. Talk of dental tourism…!?

      The Finished Princess Smile

      After 9 days of pure vacationing bliss (I also went to Xcaret and almost didn’t wanna go back home) and appointments for the step by step procedure carried out by professionals, my mouth was new. The futuristic buzzing equipment worked on my mouth like you see in alien abduction movies! The best part is that there is virtually no pain. I was completely reborn once I stepped out of the facility. I was so elated I smiled at everyone and anyone!

      Three months later and I have no problem whatsoever. I can chew comfortably, drink my coffee and I keep looking for reasons to smile when I’m out with my friends (I even laugh at the bad jokes just to show off my beautiful set of new dental implants). Just take a look at all of these All On 4 Dental Implants before and after photos.

      Friendly Word

      If you  need All On 4 dentures or need a similar surgery, Dr. Arzate will be able to help you at a price no one here in the USA can match I promise you that!…

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